Washington – The government of Florida will allow, as of Monday, the reopening of retail businesses, in a large part of the state, but those companies will have to operate at 25% of the capacity to receive clients.
In the case of restaurants, these companies may return to serve their customers at tables that are located outdoors, subject to compliance with the rules of social distancing.
Governor Ron DeSantis, however, argued that the current restrictions – which only allow restaurants to sell takeout – will continue in the southern counties with more cases of coronavirus, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.RELATED
ICYMI, today I laid out Phase One of my Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. https://t.co/ANwko4bGhZ
– Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 30, 2020
DeSantis confirmed that schools will not reopen this semester, so education will continue at a distance. At the moment, bars, gyms, and personal care salons, such as barber shops, will also remain closed.
As of tonight, in Florida the known cases of coronaviruses were more than 33,000. According to the state Department of Health, the deaths were 1,218.
In Orange County, which includes Orlando, there were 1,371 coronavirus cases, and 33 deaths. In Osceola County, of which Kissimmee is part, the corroborated coronavirus cases were 468 and seven deaths.