With this Executive Order, the State of Florida is implementing Phase 1 Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is how the governor plans to reopen Florida.

This order extends EO 20-80, EO 20-82, and EO 20-86.

Effective starting 12:01 am on May 4th, 2020.

Responsible Individual Activity

  • All persons should continue to limit their personal interactions outside the home. They may participate in the following:
    • All Essential Services and Activities allowed by EO 20-91 should continue to follow safety guidelines
    • If they are not in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach county, they may also participate in the additional services listed below.
    • State government will work with the local leadership of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach county to determine other services and activities that may be allowed in these counties.
  • Senior Citizens and those with significant underlying medical conditions should continue to stay home and limit exposure.
  • The following restrictions are still in place:
    • Groups of people greater than 10
    • Non-essential travel, including US States and cities outside of Florida with a significant COVID-19 infection rate
    • Those returning from a cruise ship or international travel should self-quarantine for 14 days

Businesses Restricted by Previous Executive Orders

This order extends restrictions on the following:

  • Bars, pubs and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages shall continue to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
  • Gyms and fitness centers closed by EO 20-71 shall remain closed
  • Prohibition on vacation rentals in EO 20-87 remains in effect for the duration of this order

This order modifies restrictions on the following:

These modified restrictions do not apply to Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach county. They must continue to abide by EO 20-91.

  • Restaurants and food establishments may allow on-premises consumption of food and beverage if they abide by the following:
    • Adopt appropriate social distancing measures
      • Minimum of 6 feet between parties
      • Limiting parties to 10 or fewer people
      • Keep bar counters closed to seating
    • Limit indoor occupancy to no more than 25% of their building occupancy
    • Outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing
    • Extends EO 20-68
    • Supersedes conflicting provisions of EO 20-71
  • In-store retail establishments may open storefronts if they abide by the following:
    • Operate at no more than 25% of building occupancy
    • Abide by safety guidelines issued by CDC and OSHA
  • Museums and libraries may open if they abide by the following:
    • Open at no more than 25% of building occupancy
    • Only if permitted by government
    • Any component that has interactive functions or exhibits remain closed
    • Child play areas remain closed

Medical Procedures

These modified restrictions do not apply to Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach county. They must continue to abide by EO 20-91.

Elective procedures prohibited by EO 20-72 may go into effect under the following conditions:

  • The facility has the capacity to immediately convert additional facility-identified surgical and intensive care beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients in a surge capacity situation
  • The facility has adequate PPE to complete all medical procedures and respond to COVID-19 treatment needs without seeking additional federal or state assistance regarding PPE supplies
  • Has not sought any additional federal, state, or local government assistance regarding PPE supplies since resuming elective procedures
  • Has not refused to provide support to and proactively engage with skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other long-term care providers

Local Government Public Meetings

EO 20-69 is extended for the duration of this order.

Read Executive Order 20-112