Seminole County social distancing order goes into effect as COVID-19 cases rise

Officials say this is not a stay at home order

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – An executive order enforcing the CDC guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 goes into effect tonight in Seminole County.

The order starts at 12 a.m. on March 30.

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The order is forcing some businesses who are unable to follow the federal recommendations to close, including Bonnie Bright's business Waxing the City in Altamonte Springs.

Bright said she is extending her store hours on Sunday to try to see as many clients as she can before she is forced to shut down.

“We’ll be here until 9 o’clock tonight trying to fit in as much business and get our clients ready for the two-week layoff,” Bright said.

Bright co-owns the studio with her daughter. She said they have to close after Seminole County leaders signed an executive order on Friday to enforce social distancing.

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