Florida Prepares To Re-Open On May 4, 2020 From The Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step”  is the operating theme of Florida’s re-opening from the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed a multi-phase plan for Florida’s recover.
To quote directly from the Greater Gainesville Chamber’s  April 29, 2020 e-newsletter (there is no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ of the GGC’s outline)

PHASE ONE PLAN HIGHLIGHTS:

 The State will measure plan performance in the following ways:

 Maintain the health benchmarks of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan

  • Maintaining hospital bed capacity
  • Monitoring COVID-19 test positivity rate

 Phase 1 Rules & Recommendations

 Schools will remain under distance learning.

  • Visits to senior living facilities remain prohibited.
  • Elective surgeries can resume.
  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six foot space between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity.
  • Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity.
  • Bars, gyms, and personal services such as hair dressers remain closed.
  • Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home.
  • All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
  • Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
  • Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t social distance.

 Next steps

 Protect the Vulnerable

  1. Increase Testing
  2. Promote Social Distancing
  3. Support Hospitals and Protect Health Care Workers
  4. Prevent Introduction from Outside of the State

Visit here to read the 44-page slide-set describing the re-opening plan: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. And to see the Governor’s April 29, 2020 implementing Order.

Finally, there have already been many questions about how the re-opening plan will ‘roll-out’. To assist in that regard, on April 30 Joe Jacquot, the Governor’s General Counsel, in conjunction with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, conducted a town hall-style ‘Q&A’ webinar. Please visit here to listen to the webinar.

For information about Bogin, Munns & Munns’ own response to Coronavirus readiness.
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– For more information, call Philip N. Kabler of the Gainesville, FL office of Bogin, Munns & Munns at 352.332.7688, where he practices in the areas of business, banking, real estate, and equine law. He has taught business and real estate law courses at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration and Levin College of Law and is the President-Elect of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

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