Today a statewide “Safer-At-Home” Executive Order was issued by Florida Governor DeSantis as Florida continues to be the state with the sixth highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19. The mandatory order goes into effect on April 3 at 12:01 a.m and expires on April 30. Florida's version of a stay-at-home order requires the following actions by everyone throughout the entire state:
All persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
essential services are:
Government & public safety
Specific stores: Grocery, pharmacy, hardware, convenience, pet supply and office supply stores
Banks & Financial companies
Post office & shipping companies
News media companies
Farming, manufacturing and industrial companies
Energy, water, utilities & sanitation companies
ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship (with no more than 10 people and all persons must be at least 6 feet apart).
Participating in recreational activities such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming (consistent with social distancing requirements).
Taking care of pets
Caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend.
A social gathering in a public space is not an essential activity. Local jurisdictions shall ensure that groups of people greater than ten are not permitted to congregate in any public space.
Nothing in this order prohibits individuals from working from home and all businesses are encouraged to provide delivery, carry-out or curbside service of orders placed online or via telephone.
Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are required to stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Underlying medical conditions include: chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease.
As of today, Florida has 7,773 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 67 of those cases are in Lake County.
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