Governor DeSantis issued a statewide 30-day stay-at-home order. All citizens are asked to remain at home and limit movement and personal interactions unless it is an essential activity. We have included some information about the order and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Stay-At-Home Executive Order

This order is effective for 30 days starting Thursday, April 2nd at midnight. This order will end on April 30th, 2020 unless extended. Essential activities are permitted during the duration of the statewide shutdown.

What are “Essential Businesses?”

  • Residential & Commercial Real Estate
  • Healthcare & Public Health
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety, & First Responders
  • Communications & Information Technology
  • Chemical
  • Government Facilities
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Financial
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Transportation Systems
  • Public Works
  • Water

What are “Essential Activities?”

Some of the essential activities that will be permitted during this statewide shutdown include:

  • Attending religious services
  • Going to grocery stores
  • Going to gas stations
  • Going to healthcare facilities
  • Going to pharmacies
  • Going to childcare centers
  • Taking care of pets and caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend
  • Participating in recreational activities (consistent with social distancing guidelines) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming

A social gathering in a public space is NOT an essential activity. 

To see a comprehensive list and read the Governor’s Executive Order in its entirety, click here. To see a list of all of Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders, visit here

Can I Still Go for a Walk or Run?

According to the office of Governor DeSantis, outdoor exercise is still permitted as long as social distancing guidelines are being followed. However, public beaches remain closed.

Are Restaurants Open for Takeout?

Yes, restaurants and bars are still permitted to be open for takeout and delivery. Click Here to view Restaurants offering takeout and delivery options in Englewood, Florida.

Are Non-essential Businesses Closed?

All businesses and organizations are encouraged to work from home.
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