ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida has just started to edge past the pandemic with the first phase of reopening businesses and attractions after the coronavirus outbreak forced a state-wide shutdown in an effort to stop the spread of the disease.
As the curve seems to have flattened, government leaders and business owners have gained enough confidence to begin rolling back restrictions and welcoming guests again.
Florida’s first phase of reopening went into effect May 4. The state will follow the provided guidelines until it’s replaced by a subsequent executive order. While Gov. Ron DeSantis has not provided a timeline for the phases, he’s stated that he is “thinking about weeks, not thinking about months” for each of the three phases.
Since phase one began we have seen restaurants open back up with limited seating and new guidelines. Beaches welcomed back visitors as salons and barbershops started to take appointments again.
Some people have expressed their concerns with opening the state too quickly while others are in favor of getting back to work, no matter the circumstances.
We want to hear from you.
As the state rolls back restrictions, we want to know how comfortable you are with the new guidelines and if they help you feel safe during a time when many feel like going outside could be a potential health risk. Below is an assortment of questions where you can anonymously express your opinion. All you have to do is tell us if you would visit these places, given the current situation.