Governor Moves Florida into Phase 2 of Re-Opening
Effective June 5, 2020, the State of Florida (except for Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties) enters Phase 2 of re-opening the state for business. In Phase 2, additional businesses will be allowed to re-open, but not in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties.
- Restaurants are still limited to 50% capacity inside, but they now may allow seating at the bar with social distancing. Click here for mandatory measures for restaurants.
- Bars may operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside with social distancing. Patrons can only be served if they are seated; standing is not allowed. Nightclubs are not allowed to reopen.
- Retail stores may operate at full capacity with social distancing and sanitization protocols.
- Gyms may operate at full capacity with social distancing and frequent sanitization.
- Movie theaters, bowling alleys, auditoriums, and other entertainment businesses may open at 50% capacity with social distancing and sanitization protocols.
- Tanning salons, massage clinics, tattoo parlors, and other personal service businesses may operate if they follow the guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties are still in Phase 1, and the bullets above do not apply in these three counties. These counties must apply for and receive approval to enter Phase 2 before these new guidelines will apply to businesses there.
Keep in mind that just because a business may open does not mean that the business is required to be open. Owners of businesses allowed to open may use their judgement when deciding when and if they want to open.
CDC Guidelines for businesses are here.
OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces and the safety precautions that employers should take can be found here.
If you have any questions about whether your business may re-open or about what you need to do prior to re-opening, you can call the FUBA offices at 888-262-4483 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.