Community Impacts & Restrictions

Impacts for Residents & Businesses

We encourage our residents to follow all of the guidelines, executive orders and policies issued by Federal, State, County and City agencies. These restrictions are set with the goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Different restrictions are issued by different governing bodies so we have compiled a list of the current impacts that have been designated for our community. 

Face Covering Order

On April 10, 2020, the Executive Policy Group for  signed Executive Order 4 pertaining to COVID-19, asking residents to wear cloth facial coverings in public places. This Executive Order remains goes into effect on April 13, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice.

Please visit our Facial Covering FAQ page for details on what is considered a facial covering as well as exceptions.

Plan to Re-open Florida’s Economy- Phase 2

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-139, recommending the start of Phase 2 of the plan to re-open Florida’s economy. 

 

This executive order includes the following adjustments and transitions:

  1. Restaurants  can offer bar top seating and outdoor seating with six-foot space between tables and indoor seating at 50% capacity.

  2. Bars and pubs may operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. 

  3. Retail can operate at full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. 

  4. Gyms & fitness centers can operate at full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing.

  5. Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, and arcades, may operate at 50% capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.

  6. Barbershops and salons can operate by appointment only (with 15 minutes of extra space between each appointment). Barbershop and salon staff must wear face coverings and clean equipment in between appointments. 

  7. Museums and libraries can operate at 50% capacity.

  8. 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.

  9. Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with the public outside the home.

  10. All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.

  11. Avoid socializing in groups of more than ten (10) people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.

  12. Face coverings are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you cannot socially distance.

Barbershops & Salons

On May 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-120, regarding the reopening of barbershops and salons in the State of Florida and the restrictions that those businesses must follow as they reopen. 

Effective May 11, 2020, the following restrictions are mandatory for barbershops, cosmetology salons and cosmetology specialty salons: 

  • All customers will be by appointment only. 

  • Allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices. 

  • No group appointments are permitted. 

  • Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services. 

 

Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons are encouraged to adhere to the following guidance: 

  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect before reopening. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before you initially closed. This type of cleaning should continue between each day of operation. 

  • Consider providing unworn masks to clients for use during their appointment. 

  • Remove all unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, newspapers, service menus, and any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas. 

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