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Friday, 15 May 2020 21:31

Restaurants Go to Half Capacity, Gyms Reopen Under FL’s ‘Full Phase One’ Plan

Written by John Haughey, The Center Square
A waiter wearing a protective face mask to help stop the spread of the coronavirus serves lunch to a family May 10 in Ybor City, in Tampa, FL. A waiter wearing a protective face mask to help stop the spread of the coronavirus serves lunch to a family May 10 in Ybor City, in Tampa, FL. Chris O'Meara/AP

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“If you are going to rent out to people from New York City, I am probably not going to approve that,” DeSantis said. “It is going to be done on a case-by-case basis, but they got to submit a plan.”

 

The governor reiterated his invitation to professional sports leagues to resume stunted seasons in Florida and called on those teams that cannot play in local venues when seasons resume to make the Sunshine State their temporary home fields.

 

DeSantis said he’s also invited amusement parks to submit reopening plans to local governments and then to the state that identify “the date certain” they can protect guests and workers.

 

DeSantis lifted his April 1 stay-at-home order, allowing 64 of 67 counties---excluding hard-hit Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties---to advance into limited reopening May 4, leaving bars, movie theaters, gyms and personal-service providers, such as barbers and salon stylists, closed.

 

Under DeSantis' “initial phase one,” large venues remained shuttered, gatherings of more than 10 were prohibited, hospitals were permitted to resume elective procedures and restaurants were allowed to reopen but with inside dining limited to 25% capacity, the same restriction that applied for retailers’ interiors.

 

Last week, DeSantis advanced Palm Beach County into phase one and allowed barbers, hair stylists and nail salon operators to reopen.

 

On May 14, he authorized Miami-Dade and Broward counties to move into phase one, beginning May 18. In that order, he allowed restaurants to open at 50% capacity.

 

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is a path back,” DeSantis said. “This continues the journey.”

 

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