Here’s What Restrictions Are Eased Under DeSantis’ ‘Phase 1’ Of Reopening, Starting Monday

Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday told Floridians what “Phase 1” of his plan to re-open the state looks like. Relaxed restrictions will take effect Monday, May 4 statewide with the exception of Florida’s hardest-hit counties, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward. Here are the restrictions that will be eased starting Monday: · Elective surgeries can resume statewide, after being halted March 20. · Restaurants can offer outdoor seating, and indoor service at 25% capacity, though DeSantis says “(patrons) need to have 6 feet apart” outside · Retail businesses can open at 25% indoor capacity Here’s what isn’t being relaxed in Phase 1, at least not yet: · Visits to nursing homes, long term care facilities still prohibited · Schools will continue distance learning until further notice · Bars will remain closed, as well as gyms, barber shops and hairdressers DeSantis says he will “look to see what happens in other states” when it comes to close-contact businesses like gyms and barber shops: “If

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Author: WGCU Public Media