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So what exactly does Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home or “Safer At Home” order mean for Florida?

The Florida stay-at-home or safer-at-home order defines what essential businesses and services remain open during the state’s COVID-19 response and outlines what people are permitted to do outside of their homes if they practice social distancing. To see the complete order & find out what is an essential business and what is not, click the link below.

Florida Stay-At-Home Order

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday and expires April 30, but that date is subject to change.

For more on the governor’s previous and current executive orders, visit

Keep in mind the stay-at-home order may be updated. As it stands now, you can:

  • Attend religious services;
  • Shop at grocery stores;
  •  Get medications from pharmacies;
  • Fuel up at gas stations;
  •  Wash clothes at laundromats;
  •  Care for or assist a loved one or friend;
  •  See the doctor, after calling ahead;
  • Take pets to the veterinarian, after calling ahead;
  •  Go outside to walk, jog, fish, hunt, swim, bike and participate in other recreational activities as long as people don’t gather in groups of more than 10 and stay at least 6 feet apart.

You’re not allowed to:

  •  Visit or work in a place that’s not an essential service;
  • Gather in groups of 10 or more people or be closer than 6 feet to others;
  •  Visit family or friends socially;
  •  Visit someone in a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility without contacting the service beforehand

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