So what exactly does Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home or “Safer At Home” order mean for Florida?
It defines what essential businesses and services remain open during the state’s COVID-19 response, and outlines what people are permitted to do outside of their homes if they practice social distancing. To see the complete order & find out what is an essential business and what is not, click the link below.
The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday and expires April 30, but that date is subject to change.
For more on the governor’s previous and current executive orders, visit www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders.
Keep in mind the stay-at-home order may be updated. As it stands now, you can:
- Attend religious services;
- Shop at grocery stores;
- Get medications from pharmacies;
- Fuel up at gas stations;
- Wash clothes at laundromats;
- Care for or assist a loved one or friend;
- See the doctor, after calling ahead;
- Take pets to the veterinarian, after calling ahead;
- Go outside to walk, jog, fish, hunt, swim, bike and participate in other recreational activities as long as people don’t gather in groups of more than 10 and stay at least 6 feet apart.
You’re not allowed to:
- Visit or work in a place that’s not an essential service;
- Gather in groups of 10 or more people, or be closer than 6 feet to others;
- Visit family or friends socially;
- Visit someone in a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility without contacting the service beforehand
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