Reopening Florida: Phase 2 FAQs
Beginning June 5, the State of Florida will initiate Phase 2 of a phased approach to return to normalcy. While Flagler County takes steps toward reopening and resuming normal life, residents and businesses should still take precautionary measures seriously and comply with CDC guidelines. Individuals are still recommended to wear face coverings when interacting in public, and gatherings of more than 50 people should be avoided. Those who are 65 and older, and those with underlying conditions, should exercise extra caution when out in public. To see the complete Executive Order detailing Phase 2, click here.
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- This order is effective as of June 5th at 12:01 AM
- Retail may operate at full capacity
- Restaurants and other establishments, bars, and other vendors licensed to sell alcohol for on premise consumption may operate at 50% indoor capacity
- Bar areas may open with seated service
- Entertainment businesses (movie theaters, auditoriums, bowling alleys, etc.) may operate at 50% capacity
- Personal services (tattoo parlors, massages, acupuncture, etc.) may reopen
- FL EO 20-69 allowing local governments to conduct virtual meetings is extended to June 30.
- FL EO’s 20-80 and 20-82 directing persons entering Florida for NY, NJ, and CT to self-isolate for 14 days has been extended for the duration of this order.
What other developments have occurred related to reopening?
- Flagler County has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to reopen vacation rentals
- Organized youth activities (sports leagues, camps, etc.) are allowed to resume under a modification to phase 1, prior to phase 2 being released.
- Gyms, fitness centers (at 50% capacity), salons and barbershops were all allowed to reopen as a modification to phase 1, prior to phase 2 being released.
- Professional sports venues are allowed to operate
- Theme parks have been allowed to submit and gain state approval for reopening plans