Florida Governor Issues Safer-At-Home Order Updated
Published on Apr 1, 2020
The biggest question Floridians probably have: What is and isn't allowed?
- Floridians can go to the grocery store or pharmacy for food and essential items. Senior shopping hours are still in effect, too.
- You can take a walk, ride your bikes, jog and be outside for exercise, as long as you practice social distancing guidelines like stay 6 feet away from others.
- You can go to a restaurant to order takeout. The order states: "All businesses or organizations are encouraged to provide delivery, carry-out or curbside service outside of the business or organization, of orders placed online or via telephone, to the greatest extent practicable."
- You can go to medical appointments, however, check with your doctor first or consider virtual visits.
- You can care for a family member or loved one.
- You can't go to work unless you are providing essential service as defined by the order. Individuals are encouraged to work from home.
- You can't visit friends and family if there is no urgent need.
- You can't ignore social distancing guidelines and must maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and others when you go out.
Here's a general list of essential businesses, which must institute social distancing practices:
- 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
- Car dealerships
- Funeral homes
- Marinas and other marina services
- University and college dormitories
- Firearm stores
- Any business providing services to the government