Coronavirus: Here’s what’s included in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ phase 2 of reopening the state

First night of bars reopening in Jax Beach

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state will move into phase 2 of reopening on Friday, June 5, excluding Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Florida’s phase 1 reopening began on May 4. Here’s what phase 2 of reopening includes:

  • Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing
  • Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitzation protocols.
  • Pari-mutuel facilities may submit a request to open to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor.
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.