County clarifies how State Order moving Florida into Phase 2 changes Emergency Order 20-25

Phase Two
Phase Two

The Alachua County Communications Office released the following statement clarifying how the State Executive Order 20-139 (moving Florida into Phase 2) changes County Emergency Order 20-25. 

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“All businesses opened in the Governor’s order may open in Alachua County at 50% occupancy and are subject to OSHA and CDC guidelines. The County still requires retail, grocery stores and gyms to remain at a maximum 50% occupancy, groups in public to be 10 or less, and facial coverings in businesses and outside where social distancing is not possible.

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According to BOCC Chair Robert Hutchinson, the County will be meeting on Tuesday June 9th to “sort out a long list of items that need to be interpreted from the Phase 2 order.”

This same process of plan submittals is being used by Gov. DeSantis for reopening colleges and other businesses such as amusement parks and rental units throughout Florida.

BOCC Chair Hutchinson said businesses will be required to “submit a plan of how they will operate during the pandemic in a manner that keeps customers and employees safe, and at a minimum, will address social distancing, occupancy, scheduling, personal protective gear, sanitation and employee expectations.

“Such plans, once approved by the County (or City), shall be the basis for enforcement when complaints are received of alleging unsafe conditions.”

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