On April 1, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-91 outlining a safer-at-home policy for Floridians. The order took effect Friday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. and will last until Thursday, April 30, unless it’s necessary to be extended.
This restrictive order places a limit on the movement of all Florida citizens. Staying at home is critical to the further spread of COVID-19 in our community; adhering to this order will help save lives.
Residents are asked to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
Essential businesses and services include, but are not limited to: hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, health care facilities, grocery stores, gas stations, garbage pickup, public transportation and public safety services.
The order has caused some confusion for residents. On April 3, the Governor released a document titled FAQs for Executive Order 20-91. This document provides answers to some important questions that Floridians are asking with regard to this new order.
In addition, a website operated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and contains the Essential Services and Essential Activities List for the executive order.
Please stay safe by staying home.