Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order that will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and beaches to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Executive Order is attached and a brief explanation of the order is below.
Further, please take a moment to view the YouTube video (link below), which does an excellent job explaining why action is needed to stop the proliferation of the virus.
Bars and Nightclubs
Under the direction of Governor DeSantis, all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days. Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will be enforcing and providing further guidance.
The Governor is directing parties accessing public beaches in the state of Florida to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.
Restaurants across the state of Florida will now be required to limit customer entry to 50 percent of capacity. Seating must be staggered and limited to ensure seated parties are separated by a distance of at least six feet, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Restaurants are encouraged to remain open and expand take-out and delivery services. Additional information will be provided by DBPR.
YouTube Video Explains Pandemics
I have received a number of questions regarding the actions being taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and why they are needed. For anyone that is interested, this video explains (in plain English) the COVID-19 phenomenon and why social distancing and other preventative measures work. This might be useful for co-op staff or to post on social media to help the public understand the “why” behind the variety of actions taken to stop this virus.