Florida stay-at-home order: What you can and cannot do now

Florida stay-at-home order: What you can and cannot do now

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order mandating Floridians stay at home starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday contains exemptions for “essential services.” That list is extensive. Originally, the order superseded all local government shelter-in-place or stay home orders, and it said local governments could impose further restrictions as they deemed appropriate. But the governor later signed a second “clarifying” order requiring local governments to follow the state mandate to the letter. Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship Participating in recreational activities (consistent with social distancing guidelines) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming Taking care of pets Caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend. For other activities that qualify as essential services, the order leans on a list of exemptions that applied under the stay-home order in effect in Miami-Dade County. Healthcare providers, including, but not limited to, hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, and pharmacies Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing; Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services; gasoline stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities Banks and related financial institutions Hardware stores Contractors and other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other structures Businesses […]

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