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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday, but what does that mean? We broke it down below.
"...all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities."
— People are encouraged to still work from home
— All businesses are encouraged to provide delivery, carry-out or curbside service outside of the business
Essential businesses that will remain open:
· Health care workers
· Law enforcement and other first responders
· Groceries, pharmacies and convenience stores
· Restaurants serving take-out or delivery
· Grocery delivery services
· Gas stations
· Banks and other financial institutions
· Hardware stores
· Mailing and shipping companies
· Private colleges
· Laundromats and dry cleaners
· Pet supply stores
· Office supply stores
· Transportation services
· Newspapers, radio, television or other media companies
· Energy companies
· Utility companies
· Factories or other industrial manufacturing services
· Sanitation services
—Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship
— Recreational activities ( consistent with social distancing) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running or swimming
— Taking care of pets
— Caring for a loved one or friend
A social gathering in a public place is not an essential activity. Local jurisdictions shall ensure that groups of people greater than 10 are not permitted to congregate in any public space.
The order supersedes any orders issued by local entities.
The order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. April 3, 2020.