Governor to launch first phase of state's reopening on 5/4
The City of Venice supports Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan for most of Florida to enter the first phase of a three-phase reopening on Monday, May 4, as the state continues to work to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Here is what will change in Florida on May 4:
- Restaurants can have outdoor seating with 6 feet between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity
- Retail stores can operate at 25% of indoor capacity
- Elective surgeries can resume
Here is what will remain the same:
- Vulnerable individuals, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, should avoid close contact with people outside the home
- People should continue to avoid groups of 10 or more, practice social distancing, and use face masks in public when they can’t maintain 6 feet from others
- Bars and gyms will remain closed, along with personal services such as hair and nail salons
- Schools will continue distance learning
- Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited
- Movie theaters will remain closed
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will not open on May 4, due to a higher incidence of COVID-19 infections in these areas.