NEWS! South Florida Counties Are Given The Green Light to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening

Nationwide, states and counties are continuing the process of reopening in the wake of the pandemic. Over in California, Orange County was able to advance to the next reopening phase, allowing more businesses to resume indoor operations.

Laguna Beach

ClickOrlando has reported that in South Florida, the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach have all been given the green light to enter phase two of reopening.

These three counties were hit particularly hard by the pandemic earlier this year, and this move into phase two signals progress being made not only in South Florida, but statewide.

Florida Beaches

In phase two, restaurants and movie theaters can operate at up to 50% capacity. In addition, gyms and retail stores can operate at full indoor capacity, so long as proper precautions are in place. At this time, social gatherings can take place as long as attendance does not exceed 50 people.

Miami

Central Florida, where Disney World is located, has also progressed further along in recent months. Despite the improving conditions, the region is staying vigilant. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings noted in a recent news conference that he has “no immediate plans” to relax the county’s face mask mandate.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (Frank Weber, Orange County government)

In addition to the progress being made regionally, the state of Florida announced this week that bars can reopen at 50% capacity starting on Monday, September 14th. However, bars in Miami-Dade County will remain closed for the time being.

Do you live in Florida? Have you visited Central Florida since the theme parks reopened this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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