April 2, 2020
Here’s the latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Department of Health:
Effective midnight Friday, April 3, all persons in Florida are directed to limit public movements and interactions outside the home to essential services and activities for 30 days. Click here for more information.
All persons traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut are required upon entry to Florida to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days, or for the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter. Click here for more information.
Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida. Anyone traveling into Florida from Louisiana and other areas with substantial community spread of the virus will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers. Click here for more information.
New vacation rentals are suspended. Anyone currently in a vacation rental can finish their stay. Click here for more information.
Florida state parks are closed. All programs are suspended at Florida's national parks.
Florida's visitor centers are closed. Rest stops remain open.
On-premises food and alcohol consumption is suspended at Florida restaurants, but restaurants can remain open for delivery and take-out services.
Bars and clubs are closed. Gyms and fitness centers are closed.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will enforce social distancing guidelines for anyone on a boat.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges all Americans to stay home and avoid non-essential travel. When outside, keep a safe social distance of at least six feet from other persons.
All persons in Florida over age 65 are urged to stay home and to take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Click here for more information.