Post Date, 04/02/2020 – 4:00 PM
20-91 Essential Services and Activities Executive Order
On Wednesday, April 1, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91 to provide guidance to all those present in the State of Florida to limit movement and activities to only those deemed essential. This order takes effect on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The order will expire on April 30, 2020.
DIRECTIVES IN THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER
Section 1: Stay At Home
- Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- All persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
Remember, we can all help to prevent the spread of disease by:
- Staying home when you are sick.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
A NOTE FOR OUR RESIDENTS
Movement in support of essential activities is still permissible. For example:
- Travel to and from work for employees deemed to be essential or providing an essential service.
- Travel to the grocery store or pharmacy to purchase food, medications, or essential items.
- Travel to medical appointments (check with your doctor ahead of your visit).
- Travel to a restaurant to pick up carry-out orders.
- Travel to care for a family member or loved one.
Monitor trusted sources of information such as the Florida Department of Health at
and the CDC at
to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease. Should you need to speak with a City Staff member, please call (727) 893-1000.