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.


Section 1: Stay At Home
  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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.

Pinellas County has also established a dedicated  COVID-19 webpage  where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates. 

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is Available 24/7
Call: 1 (866) 779-6121
For additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website at .
The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue updates every day, seven days per week. 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated  COVID-19 webpage . For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the  CDC COVID-19 website . For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the  travel advisory website .
For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, .