Florida Full Phase 1 Regulations in Effect May, 18, 2020

As a public service, the Suncoast Post is sharing Full Phase 1 Regulations for the state of Florida that go into effect on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Restaurants & Food Establishments

  • May increase indoor capacity to 50% with proper social distancing
  • Outdoor seating encouraged


  • May operate up to 50% capacity indoor

Museums & Libraries

  • May operate up to 50% capacity if permitted by local governments

Gyms & Fitness Centers

  • May operate up to 50% capacity
  • Self-sanitize machines and surfaces after use

Amusement Parks

  • May submit re-opening plan to the State

Professional Sports Venues

  • Professional sports teams are welcome in Florida
  • Professional sports venues may open and operate for games, events and training

Vacation Rentals

  • Counties may seek approval to operate vacation rentals by submitting a written request and county vacation rental safety plan to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Elective Surgeries

  • Elective surgeries may continue if a facility has adequate PPE, hospital bed surge capacity and works with the local community to prevent and/or contain outbreaks in long-term care facilities

Barber Shops & Salons

  • Barber shops, hair salons and nail salons may operate while adhering to safety protocols effective May 11


  • Students continue with distance learning

Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Visitation in long-term facilities prohibited for COVID-19
  • Hospitals required to test all individual before discharge to long-term care facilities
  • Long-term care facilities required to transfer COVID-19 positive residents if the facility is not equipped for appropriate care

Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.

Top photo from flgov.com.

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