Updated: May 8, 2020

Florida has permitted the limited reopening of certain businesses. Retail establishments are permitted to open at no more than 25% of building occupancy. Gyms and fitness centers are to remain closed and limitations previously placed on vacation rentals remain in effect.



Executive Summary

The Florida Executive Order requires all citizens living within the State to stay at home except as allowed in the Order, and requires all businesses and operations in the State, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations consistent with CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list, to cease all activities within the State. The Order incorporates by reference the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list as “essential services” and goes on to reference additional essential services designated by Executive Order 20-89 and its attachment which consists of a list propounded by Miami-Dade County in multiple orders.  Other essential services may be added by the State Coordinating Officer published in an online list.

Summary of Order

  • Issued on April 1, 2020; Effective as of April 3, 2020 at 12:01am
  • Terminates on April 30, 2020
  • All businesses and operations in the State, except those as outlined in the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list or in separate Miami-Dade County orders as attached to the Order, are required to cease activities within the State.
  • The Governor may add additional sectors to the essential business list as necessary (see link above for updated list).
  • Additionally, the following businesses, among others in the various referenced orders, are also deemed essential as incorporated from previous orders issued by Miami-Dade County (refer to the links above for the full list):
    • Healthcare
    • Businesses that provide food and other necessities to needy individuals
    • Media
    • Gas stations and auto-repair stores
    • Banks
    • Hardware stores
    • Construction
    • Mail providers
    • Private educational institutions to the extent necessary to promote remote learning
    • Laundromats
    • Restaurants for take-out and delivery
    • Office supply stores
    • Food delivery services
    • Transportation
    • Home-care
    • Professional services
    • Landscape and pool care
    • Childcare
    • Pet supply
    • Logistics
    • Telecommunications
    • Propane and natural gas

Social Distancing Requirements

Essential service establishments not subject to closure shall continue to determine, adopt and maintain reasonable measures to ensure sanitation and cleanliness of premises and items that may come into contact with employees and the public, and such establishments shall take reasonable action to ensure that people adhere to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines.


Critical infrastructure sectors listed in CISA guidance (check list at link above for detailed list of worker functions):

  • Healthcare / Public Health
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Other First Responders
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy — Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), Propane, and Other Liquid Fuels
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Other Community- or Government-Based Operations and Essential Functions
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Financial Services
  • Chemical
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services
  • Hygiene Products and Services