Yesterday, Gov. DeSantis announced Phase 1 of Florida's reopening on May 4 . As predicted, social distancing, OSHA standards ( click here ) , and CDC guidelines ( click here ) are to be followed to ensure continued safety of employees and patrons. The reopening includes:

Restaurants – IF following CDC & OSHA guidelines, and maintaining 6' distancing between all tables, and seating parties of 10 or fewer people, can use outside dining and can use up to 25% capacity for indoor. Bar counters must remain closed. Delivery and pickup orders may be continued. [ For the National Restaurant Association's guidance on reopening , click here.]

Retail – IF following CDC & OSHA guidelines, can open storefronts to operate at no more than 25% occupancy. Delivery and pickup orders may be continued. [ For helpful guidance from the National Retail Federation on reopening , click here .]

Bars, pubs, and nightclubs remain prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. Sales of sealed beverages for off-premise consumption may be continued.

Gyms and personal services (e.g., barber shops, salons) continue to remain closed. However , the portions of those businesses with on-site retail sales may open at 25% capacity for those sales and if following CDC and OSHA guidelines.

To read the Executive Order, click here , and for a helpful FAQ on the order, click here .

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS MAY be issued by the Pinellas County Government ( click here for updates) and/or the City of St. Petersburg ( click here for updates).

Final Notes :
For businesses having difficulty obtaining adequate supplies of face masks, gloves, and sanitizer, please contact us. Through our Main Street network, we have access to reputable suppliers.

For all of our COVID-related resources and newsletters, please click here .
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