At a press conference this afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase 2 of Florida's economic reopening will begin on Friday, June 5th.
Bars and pubs may on Friday operate at 50 percent capacity indoors and at full capacity outdoors, and entertainment businesses such as movie theaters and bowling alleys can open at 50 percent capacity beginning on Friday as well. Personal service businesses such as tattoo parlors may reopen as well, and people can begin gathering in groups of 50 or less, starting Friday.
DeSantis discussed widespread coronavirus testing, the nursing home response, antibody testing, theme parks, hospitalizations and the Florida university system hosting a June 23 presentation with plans for reopening.
He said there has been a 50 percent reduction in intensive care unit hospitalizations from April 12 to June 2, and over one million Florida residents have been tested for COVID-19.
Florida now has more than 58,700 total positive cases of coronavirus and over 2,500 deaths across the state, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard.
See the entire Executive Order 20-139 below.
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