Governor Ron Desantis issued four Executive Orders on Friday, March 20, 2020 affecting local government, business & healthcare operations.
#2020-69 Executive Order: Local Government Public Meetings, which suspends the requirement that local government bodies hold in-person meetings. The order allows local boards to hold meetings by conference call or video conferencing, though they will be required to comply with the state’s open government laws.
View the full executive order here: Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 20-69
#2020-70 Executive Order: Palm Beach and Broward County, which requires the closure of entertainment, businesses including restaurants, bars, taverns, pubs, nightclubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, breweries, cafeterias, movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums, fitness studios and beaches. Restaurants are permitted to convert to takeout or delivery only.
View the full executive order here: Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 20-70
#2020-71 Executive Order: Alcohol Sales, Restaurants and Gyms, which restricts dine-in services at all Florida restaurants and bars. Restaurants are permitted to convert to takeout and delivery services only. Restaurants are able to include alcoholic beverages with takeout and delivery services in a sealed container for consumption off-premises. The order also allows restaurants to return undamaged bottles of alcohol previously purchased for events with certain provisions.
View the full executive order here: Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 20-71
#2020-72 Executive Order: Non-essential Elective Medical Procedures, which requires all hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic offices and other healthcare practitioners’ offices to delay all medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedures or surgeries. Some examples of procedures to delay may include, but are not limited to, some endoscopy, most cataract and lens surgeries, non-urgent spine and orthopedic procedures and cosmetic procedures.
View the full executive order here: Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 20-72