Executive Order 20-112 Phase 1 of Reopening Florida Guidance Effective Monday, May 4, 2020 at 12:01 am
April 30, 2020
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.
Restaurants, Bars and Pubs
Restaurants will be allowed to reopen. Indoor seating in dining areas will be allowed at 25% occupancy with appropriate social / physical distancing (15 square feet per person based upon National Fire Protection Association 101:18.104.22.168) bars and counters shall remain closed.
Example: Restaurant with a 3000-sq.ft. dining area
3000 sq. ft / 15 sq. ft = 200 persons occupant load
25% of 200 persons is a modified occupant load of 50 persons
Outdoor seating at restaurants is also allowable with social / physical distancing. Appropriate social distancing requires maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between parties, only seating parties of 10 or less.
Outdoor dining is permitted with appropriate social distancing for those establishments that have outdoor dining permits previously approved by the City of Naples.
Seating that is in or near the public right of way shall consider appropriate social distancing to individuals in the public sidewalk.
Restaurants are encouraged to continue to provide delivery or pickup and takeout orders as a priority.
The business may temporarily adjust the outdoor seating plan to accommodate social distancing provided that the number of tables and chairs does not exceed the number of tables and chairs previously approved by the City.
Remember – outdoor dining areas will not intrude upon designated components of egress and not interfere with pedestrian access. Outdoor dining on public property will maintain a 5’ clear distance or 50% of the sidewalk width, whichever is greater.
Bars, pubs and nightclubs are to remain closed by Executive Order 20-112, Section 3 (A) Bars, pubs and nightclubs that derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sales of alcoholic beverages shall continue to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
Retail stores may reopen if they operate at no more than 25% of their building occupancy and must adhere to guidelines from the CDC and OSHA. 25% building occupancy shall be defined by 30 sq. ft. per person on the first floor and 60 sq. ft. per person on the second floor (based upon National Fire Protection Association 101:22.214.171.124).
Example: Retail store with 1500-sq.ft. of retail space on the ground floor
1500 sq. ft / 30 sq. ft = 50 persons occupant load
25% of 50 persons is a modified occupant load of 12 persons
Example: Two story retail store with 2000 square feet on the first floor and 2000 square feet on the second floor
2000 sq. ft / 30 sq. ft = 66 persons occupant load on 1st floor
2000 sq. ft / 60 sq. ft = 33 persons occupant load on 2nd floor
25% of 99 persons is a modified occupant load of 24 persons
Those gyms and fitness centers closed by Executive Order 20-71 shall remain closed.
Hair Salons and Barbershops
All hair salons and barbershops with close contact should remain closed, the portions of those businesses with on-site retail sales may reopen at 25% occupancy.
Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Lodging
Vacation rentals or transient lodging establishments that are rented for less than 30 days and were prohibited under EO 20-87 shall remain prohibited for the duration of this order.
Hotels, Motels, Inns, Resorts, Non-transient lodging establishments or time shares may continue to operate.
Museums and Libraries
Museums and libraries may reopen with 25% capacity. Any interactive functions, exhibits and play areas must remain closed.
Elective procedures previously prohibited under EO 20-72 may resume if the following requirements are met.
- Facilities must have the ability to convert surgical beds to ICU beds for Covid-19 patients if needed.
- The facility has adequate PPE to complete all procedures and respond to Covid-19 treatments, without seeking assistance for PPE.
- The facility has not sought additional PPE assistance since resuming elective procedures.
- The facility has not refused to provide support to and proactively engage with skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other long-term care residential providers.
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.