Everything you need to know about phase one of reopening Florida

Some businesses can start to open Monday after coronavirus closures

ORLANDO, Fla. – The end of Florida’s statewide stay-at-home order is in sight and soon, some businesses that have been shuttered for the past month due to the coronavirus pandemic will slowly start to reopen.

Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement Wednesday that the executive order would expire come Monday for the majority of the state minus the hardest-hit areas in Southeast Florida.

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While many retail doors will open, there are rules and stipulations that must be followed.

Below is a list of questions and answers, provided by the governor’s office, that fully explain phase one of reopening Florida.

When does the phase one executive order begin and how long does it last?

It’ll go into effect on May 4 and remain in place until it’s replaced by a subsequent executive order. DeSantis on Wednesday he couldn’t provide a timeline for entering phase two but said he’s “thinking about weeks, not thinking about months” for each of the three phases.

Is the safer-at-home order still in place?


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