Easy-to-read summary of the stay at home order of Florida Executive Order 20-91. This also lists out essential services and activities.

  • Senior citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions are instructed to stay at home and take all measures to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19
  • Everyone in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to:
    • Obtaining necessary essential services
    • Providing necessary essential services
    • Conducting necessary essential activities
  • Essential Services are:
    • List detailed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • The following list is a non-inclusive summary. Please review the original document for a thorough list.
      • Healthcare / Public Health
      • Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Other First Responders
      • Food and Agriculture
      • Energy
      • Water and Wastewater
      • Transportation and Logistics
        • This section includes
          • vehicle and transportation repair and maintenance
          • Postal and delivery services
          • Mass transit & commercial transportation
      • Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services
      • Communications and Information Technology
      • Other Community-or-Government-Based Operations and Essential Functions
        • Workers to ensure continuity of building functions
        • Elections personnel
        • Workers supporting operations of the judicial system
        • Government Employees that support Mission Essential Functions and communications networks
        • Trade Officials
        • Employees Necessary to Maintain news and media operations
        • Employees supporting Census 2020
        • Weatherforcasters
        • Clergy for essential support
        • Workers who maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting other critical government operations.
        • Workers who support necessary credentialing, vetting and licensing operations for critical infrastructure workers.
        • Customs and immigration workers who are critical to facilitating trade in support of the national emergency response supply chain.
        • Educators supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing other essential functions.
        • Staff at government offices who perform title search, notary, and recording services in support of mortgage and real estate services and transactions.
        • Residential and commercial real estate services, including settlement services.
        • Workers supporting essential maintenance, manufacturing, design, operation, inspection, security, and construction for essential products, services, and supply chain and COVID 19 relief efforts.
      • Critical Manufacturing
        • Manufacturing of materials, products, equipment, and commodities for essential supply chains
        • Manufacturing materials and products needed for medical equipment and PPE
        • Mining and production of critical minerals, materials, and equipment for essential supply chains
        • Workers who produce or manufacture parts or equipment that supports continued operations for any essential services and increase in remote workforce (including computing and communication devices, semiconductors, and equipment such as security tools for Security Operations Centers (SOCs) or datacenters).
      • Hazardous Materials
      • Financial Services
      • Chemical
      • Defense Industrial Base
      • Commercial Facilities
        • Construction materials, equipment, services, etc.
        • Ecommerce supply chain
        • Technology to assist with remote work
      • Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services
        • Dependent care services
        • Social services
        • Animal shelters
        • Leasing agents
        • property management
        • Home construction & support services
        • Services in support of elderly and disabled
      • Hygiene Products and Services
        • Manufacturing
        • Laundromats, laundry services, and dry cleaners
        • Cleaning & disinfectant services
        • Home appliance maintenance and repair
    • Also those businesses and activities designated as essential according to guidelines established by Miami-Dade County
      • 2020-03-19 : Emergency Order 07-20
      • includes any subsequent amendments and orders prior to 2020-03-30
      • These essential services are
        • Healthcare providers, including, but not limited to, hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, and phannacies;
        • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pct supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products). This authorization includes stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences;
        • Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing;
        • Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals;
        • Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services;
        • Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities;
        • Banks and related financial institutions;
        • Hardware stores;
        • Contractors and other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other structures;
        • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes;
        • Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges, but only as needed to facilitate online or distance learning;
        • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers;
        • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but subject to the limitations and requirements of Emergency Order 3-20. Schools and other entities that typically provide free food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and takeaway basis only. Schools and other entities that provide food services under this exemption shall not permit the food to be eaten at the site where it is provided, or at any other gathering site; 
        • Businesses that supply office products needed for people to work from home;
        • Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate, and which do not interact with the general public;
        • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences;
        • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services via automobile, truck, bus, or train;
        • Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children;
        • Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers, and senior residential facilities;
        • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities;
        • Landscape and pool care businesses, including residential landscape and pool care services;
        • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted. To the extent possible, childcare facilities should operate under the following mandatory conditions:
          • Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 10 or fewer (inclusive of childcare providers for the group).
          • Children and child care providers shall not change from one group to another.
          • lf more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix or interact with each other.
        • Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other government facility, including parks and government offices;
        • Pet supply stores;
        • Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators, and handlers
        • Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices and the provision of home telecommunications; 
        • Provision of propane or natural gas;
        • Office space and administrative support necessary to perform any of the above listed activities;
        • Open construction sites, irrespective of the type of building;
        • Architectural, engineering, or land surveying services;
        • Factories, manufacturing facilities, bottling plants, or other industrial uses
        • Waste management services, including collection and disposal of waste;
        • Any business that is interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means, and delivering products via mailing, shipping, or delivery services 
    • Other essential services may be added with the approval of the State Coordinating Officer in coordination with the State Health Officer
      • These other essential services will be listed at www.floridadisaster.org
  • Non-essential services 
    • Workers of non-essential services are encouraged to continue conducting work from home
    • All businesses and organizations are encouraged to provide delivery, carry-out and curb-side service
    • Encouraged to take orders online and over the phone as much as is practicable
    • A social gathering in a public space is NOT an essential activity
      • Local jurisdictions are tasked with ensuring groups are no greater than 10 people
  • Essential Activities
    • Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship
    • Participating in recreation activities that allow for social distancing such as:
      • walking
      • biking
      • hiking
      • fishing
      • hunting
      • running
      • swimming
    • Taking care of pets
    • Caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend
    • Other essential activities may be added with the approval of the State Coordinating Officer in coordination with the State Health Officer
  • Effect 12:01 on April 3, 2020
  • Expires on April 30, 2020 unless extended by subsequent order
  • Supersedes any local order that allows services or activities this order designates as non-essential
  • Does not Supersede any Executive Order related to COVID-19
  • Executive Order 20-68 and Executive Order 20-71 shall remain in effect through the duration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions

Read Executive Order 20-91