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Florida’s 3 Phase plan to re- open State explained

PHASE 1 ( current condition)


People are encouraged to not gather in groups larger than 10 and employers should continue teleworking and screen employees for symptoms of COVID-19 if they have to report to work.

Vulnerable populations, including the elderly and people were underlying health conditions, should stay at home.


Bars, nightclubs and businesses “that derive at least 50 percent of sales from alcohol” to remain closed. Restaurants will be allowed outdoor seating with six-feet of social distancing; 25 percent capacity for indoor seating will be allowed with CDC guidelines for spacing.

Retail can operate at a 25 percent indoor capacity with social distancing.

The task force recommended that personal services businesses, such as salons and barber shops, may operate at 50 percent of its building’s capacity, with certain measures in place, including strict sanitation procedures and social distancing.


PHASE 2

Phase 2 will begin after the successful conclusion of Phase 1, which includes a downward trajectory of the syndromic and epidemiology criteria while maintaining adequate health care capacity.


People may resume non essential travel. Businesses are urged to minimize non-essential travel, however, and must adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel.


Bars and nightclubs will be allowed to operate at 50 percent of the building capacity, while restaurants will be allowed to operate at no more than 75 percent of its building’s capacity.

Gyms and fitness centers would also be allowed to operate at up to 75 percent of its building’s capacity, according to the task force’s report.

Personal services businesses, such as salons and barber shops, would operate at 75 percent of its building’s capacity.

Theme parks may consider re-opening with capacity limits, strict social distancing and proper measures to clean and disinfect.


PHASE 3


Vulnerable populations would be encouraged to limit their time spent in crowded spaces.

Employers would be able to call employees back to work, but teleworking may be considered for vulnerable populations, the report stated.

All non-essential travel may resume in Phase 3, but people must adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel, according to the report.

Personal services businesses, such as salons and barber shops, may operate under full capacity in Phase 3 but should consider taking certain preventative measures, including “removing all unnecessary, frequent-touch items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus and any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas,



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