PHASE 2 STARTS TOMORROW - FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Governor DeSantis's Phase 2 Executive Order takes effect tomorrow, June 5 in Florida (with the exception of 3 counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach).

Here is an overview of Phase 2 :

  • Bars may operate at 50% of indoor capacity (excluding staff). Outdoor seating is permitted with appropriate social distancing (CDC recommendation of 6-feet). Nightclubs are not included in this Executive Order.

  • Bar seating will be allowed at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Service is only allowed at bars if the patron is seated.

  • Entertainment businesses, such as movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, and arcades may operate at 50% of their building capacity with appropriate social distancing between groups and appropriate sanitation. 

  • Personal services, including but not limited to tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning, and massage may operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health. 

  • Pari-mutuel facilities may seek to operate by submitting a written request by the County to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In Florida, pari-mutuel wagering is authorized for horse racing, harness horse racing, quarter horse racing, greyhound racing, jai alai games, and cardroom poker games.

  • The new order encourages all people to avoid congregating in crowds of more than 50 people – this is up 5 times from the current recommendation of 10 people.
LEECARES PPE PROGRAM CLOSES TODAY AT 4:00PM
The LeeCares PPE Supply application closes today (Thursday, June 4) at 4:00PM.

The following business segments (with less than 25 employees) are eligible for PPE Kits: Medical and dental practices, childcare services and youth camps, museums and historical sites, amusement and recreation centers, independant restaurants, barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons and personal care services.

Each kit will contain a predetermined quantity of surgical masks, hand sanitizer, and other PPE (while supplies last). Approved applicants will be emailed a confirmation receipt and directions for pick up.
LEE HEALTH HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL TODAY AT 3:00PM
Lee Health hosts a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m. on the Lee Health Facebook page . This Facebook Live is a chance to ask questions to Lee Health leaders and learn more about what Lee Health is doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
NEXT WEEK: LEADERSHIP NEXT
On Tuesday, June 9 at 5:00PM , Brutocao Cellars will host Leadership NEXT's online event, featuring wines from the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association’s  FGCU Wine Collection .

The virtual networking and educational session will provide an opportunity for members of the business community to reconnect and engage with other area professionals from the comfort of home while learning more about the winemaking industry. Attendees can follow along with wines of their choosing, or can toast to Eagle pride with wines from the collection . Proceeds from wine sales will help sustain the FGCU Alumni Association’s services.

CEO Steve Brutocao will lead the virtual session, exploring a cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and rosé while sharing about winemaking. Brutocao Cellars is a fourth-generation family-owned and -operated winery producing hand-crafted, award-winning wines in southern Mendocino County, California with over 400 acres of vineyards in Hopland and 12.5 acres of Pinot Noir in Anderson Valley.

Free for Chamber members
$5 for Future members

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