Executive Order 20-139 Phase 2 – Reopening Florida Guidance Effective Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:01 am Smart. Safe. Step by step.
June 4, 2020
All persons in Florida are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols issued by CDC and OSHA. Florida citizens are encouraged to avoid congregating in large groups of more than 50 persons and should 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.
All persons who work in long-term care facilities should be regularly tested for Covid-19.
In-store retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social / physical distancing and sanitation protocols.
Additional information for certain individuals traveling to Florida shall include extending Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-82, with the exception of persons involved in commercial activities and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.
Restaurants, Bars and Pubs (licensed to sell alcohol beverages for consumption)
Restaurants will be allowed to reopen. Indoor seating in dining areas will be allowed at 50% indoor occupancy (excluding employees) with appropriate social / physical distancing. Bar top seating will be allowed with appropriate social / physical distancing.
Bars, Pubs and counters may reopen with seated service at 50% occupancy.
Spacing between tables and/or partitions are important for safety. Calculate total occupancy by using 15 square feet per person based upon National Fire Protection Association 101:184.108.40.206
Example: Restaurant with a 3000 square feet dining area.
3000 sq. ft / 15 sq. ft = 200 persons occupant load
50% of 200 persons is a modified occupant load of 100 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 or establishments without Outdoor Dining Permits may apply for a temporary permit.
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.
Nightclubs are to remain closed by Executive Order 20-112.
Retail stores may reopen at full capacity of their building occupancy with responsible social / physical distancing and sanitizing protocols.
Hair Salons and Barbershops
Hair Salons, Barbershops and Nail Salons will be allowed to reopen and operate with appropriate safety guidelines and social / physical distancing.
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.
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.
Tanning, Massage, Acupuncture, Tattooing, and Body Piercing
These personal services will be allowed to reopen and operate with appropriate safety guidelines and social / physical distancing.
Indoor waiting room seating shall be in accordance with social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet. Preferable waiting room techniques would be that patrons wait in their vehicles until called into the establishment at their appointment time.
Workers and patrons are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as close interactions with both parties occur in these establishments. Remember a cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing, limit close contacts.
Gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to reopen to full capacity using adequate social distancing and frequent sanitizing.
Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Lodging
Vacation rentals or transient lodging establishments that are rented for less than 30 days may operate under the Collier County safety plan.
Hotels, Motels, Inns, Resorts, Non-transient lodging establishments or time shares may continue to operate as previously allowed.
Museums and Libraries
Museums and libraries may reopen with 50% 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.
Professional sports teams can reopen for training in facilities, but without spectators/fans.
Amusement and theme parks will be allowed to submit plans for reopening to the Governor for approvals.
Entertainment Businesses including Movie Theaters, Concert Houses, Auditoriums, Playhouses, Bowling Alleys, and Arcades
May reopen with 50% capacity with social / physical distancing and proper sanitizing and universal precautions.
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.
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, counter-tops, 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.
Call the City of Naples Covid-19 hotline at 239-213-4902 with questions.
Covid-19 Hotline is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.