Gov. Ron DeSantis answered questions some may have about Florida’s stay-at-home order that was put in place amid the spread of the coronavirus.
Question: Can seniors and anyone with medical conditions leave their homes to get groceries or go for a walk or go to work for an essential service?
Answer: They can leave their homes when necessary to receive or provide essential services.
Q: Where can I find a list of essential services?
Q: What’s an essential activity?
A: Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues, and house of worship
- Taking a walk
- Taking care of pets
- Caring for or assisting a loved one or a friend
You must social distancing during the activities listed above. A full list can be found here.
Q: If a business is non-essential, does the business have to close the physical location to customers?
Q: Is the business allowed to continue remotely?
A: Gov. DeSantis wants people to work from home
Q: Does a business need a permit and or documentation to stay open?
Q: Are restaurants allowed to continue takeout and delivery services?
A: Yes, the guidelines are posted here.
Q: Can churches, synagogues and other houses of worship hold services?
Q: Will childcare centers remain open?
Q: Can gun stores remain open?
Q: Are you allowed to exercise outside?
A: Yes, but you have to follow social distancing.
Q: Can you visit or travel to see a family member?
A: Yes, if this a family member you are caring for or assisting. This includes friends you are caring for or who need assistance.