City of Naples closes beaches and calls an Emergency Meeting
May 10, 2020
Naples, FL (May 9, 2020) – In an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and alignment with CDC guidance and Governor DeSantis’s Executive Order 20-112, the City of Naples will be closing all public beaches within city limits effective 12:01am on Sunday, May 10, 2020 until further notice . All beach accesses, beach restroom facilities, parking areas, the Pier, Lowdermilk Park, and walkways will be closed at 12:01AM on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
City Council will hold an emergency meeting at 1:00PM on Monday, May 11, 2020 regarding beach access, boat launches, and the emergency beach closure order.
Agenda for the Emergency Meeting will be posted here.
Public comment for the City Council Workshops will be accepted electronically via the online form (link below). Citizens wishing to provide input may submit their comments through the online form by 5:00PM on the day prior to the meeting rather than attempt to personally attend the meeting. Public comment received electronically will be read into the record at the meeting. To provide for exigent circumstances and the opportunity for the public to be heard, public comment can be made in-person at the meeting.
For assistance submitting comments, citizens may call (239) 213-1015.
PUBLIC COMMENT FORM
Reopening Florida Guidance Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Nail Salons Effective Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:01 am
All persons in Florida shall continue to limit their personal interactions outside of the home, avoid congregating in large groups, limit all non-essential travel and use all universal precautions recommended by the CDC.
Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to continue to stay home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to Covid-19.
Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Nail Salons
Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Nail Salons will be allowed to reopen effective Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:01am. Indoor waiting room seating shall be limited. Use social / physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Preferable waiting room techniques would be that patrons wait in their vehicles until called into the hair salon, nail salon, or barbershop at their appointment time.
Occupancy will be allowed at 25% occupancy with appropriate social / physical distancing (100 square feet per person based upon National Fire Protection Association 101:22.214.171.124)
Example: Salon with 1500 square feet
1500 sq. ft / 100 sq. ft = 15 persons occupant load
25% of 15 persons is a modified occupant load of 4 persons
Workers and patrons are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as close interactions with both parties occur in hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons. Remember a cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing, limit close contacts.
Hand sanitizing and hand washing stations shall be available and used by both employees and patrons. Hand sanitizer must contain at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth when at hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons.
Avoiding close contact with other people is preferred, so remember to limit all contacts with people outside your household. Stay 6 feet apart from other people.
Reopening businesses requires everyone to continue to practice universal precautions and daily habits to reduce risk of exposure to the Covid-19.
Businesses shall develop, implement and maintain a safety plan to keep employees and patrons safe and make every effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Businesses shall clean and disinfect frequently. This includes all surfaces, tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, chairs, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, and restrooms (especially faucets and handles). Make sure items reused from one patron to another are cleaned and disinfected between customers. Use EPA approved disinfecting products.
Executive Order 20-112 shall be enforced under Section 252.47, Florida Statutes. Violations of this order is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to Section 252.50, Florida Statutes, and is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.
Occupancy enforcement will fall under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. (DBPR)
Contact for enforcement will be by Naples Police, Naples Fire-Rescue and Code Enforcement. This will be educational unless the occupancies are unwilling to follow the guidelines provided to comply with the Executive Order 20-112.
Call the City of Naples Covid-19 hotline at 239-213-4902 with questions.
- INFORMATION FOR BARBERSHOPS, COSMETOLOGY SALONS, AND COSMETOLOGY SPECIALTY SALONS
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-120
- CDC: REOPENING GUIDANCE FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PUBLIC SPACES, WORKPLACES, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, AND HOMES
- FAQs FOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112
- CDC: GUIDANCE FOR WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK, LEARN, PRAY, AND PLAY
- CITY OF NAPLES WEBSITE