Information on Re-Open Florida: Phase 1

May 7, 2020 Uncategorized

Flyer for the full phase 1 opening in Florida.

Full Phase 1

  • Begins Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Restaurants can offer outdoor seating with 6-foot spacing between tables and indoor seating is limited to 50 percent capacity.
  • Retail stores can operate at 50 percent of indoor capacity.
  • Barber shops and salons with 50 percent of indoor capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centers can operate at 50 percent of capacity. 
  • Museums and libraries can operate up to 50 percent capacity.
  • Theme parks may submit reopening plans to the state.
  • Counties may seek approval to operate vacation rentals.
  • Elective surgeries may continue.
  • No changes to closures for bars, nightclubs and theaters.
  • Schools continue distance-learning.
  • Visits to senior living facilities are still prohibited.
  • Pharmacists in Florida will now be allowed to administer COVID-19 tests.
  • Local governments will be allowed to have more restrictive policies than the state.

Lee County

  • Some recreation sites and preserves with trails have opened with limited amenities. For a list of parks and trails, visit:
  • Boat ramps remain open.
  • Beaches, beach parking, and dog parks are open.
  • County-owned Fort Myers Beach Pier will remain closed.