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Florida Starts to Open Up

Florida will be moving into Phase 1 of opening up the state, effective Monday, May 3rd. Here are some of the important elements:

  • Restaurants can offer outdoor seating with 6 foot distancing, and indoor seating at 25% capacity or less.
  • Schools stay with distance learning.
  • No visitors allowed in long-term care facilities.
  • Elective surgeries can resume in medical facilities.
  • Movie theaters will remain closed.
  • Any retail establishment can re-open with up to 25% capacity.
  • Bars will remain closed.
  • Gyms will remain closed for now.
  • Barbers and hairdressers cannot practice yet.
  • Social groups are limited to 10 or fewer people.

Miami/Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties will not have relaxed restrictions yet.