Governor DeSantis Announces Plan for Florida’s Recovery Beginning May 4, 2020


Phase 1 of Florida’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan” includes restaurants and retail openings, but with caveats.


  •  Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six foot space between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity.
  •  Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity.
  •  Elective surgeries can resume.
  •  Schools remain distance learning.
  •  Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
  •  No change for bars, gyms, and personal services such as hair dressers. 
  •  Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
  •  All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
  •  Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t social distance.
  •  Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home.

Read Presentation of Governor DeSantis' Phase 1 Plan for Florida's Recovery