Beginning June 5, the State of Florida will initiate Phase 2 of a phased approach to return to normalcy. While Flagler County takes steps toward reopening and resuming normal life, residents and businesses should still take precautionary measures seriously and comply with CDC guidelines

The Florida Surgeon General issued a public health advisory on July 20th recommending individuals to wear face coverings when interacting in public, and avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
Those who are 65 and older, and those with underlying conditions, should exercise extra caution when out in public. To see the complete Executive Order detailing Phase 2, click here.

current limitations in place

  • Phase 2 of Reopening Florida went into effect on June 5th at 12:01 AM
  • Retail may operate at full capacity
  • Entertainment businesses (movie theaters, auditoriums, bowling alleys, etc.) may operate at 50% capacity
  • Personal services (tattoo parlors, massages, acupuncture, etc.) may operate with precautions
  • Restaurants and other establishments may operate at 50% indoor capacity
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Executive Order 2020-09 suspending on-site consumption of alcohol at bars as of June 26.
  • FL EO 20-179 extends FL EO 20-69 allowing local governments to conduct virtual public meetings until September 1.
  • Florida Executive Order 20-192:
  • Directs Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to ensure all restaurants implement employee screening protocol. 
  • Rescinds Florida Executive Order’s 20-80 and 20-82 directing persons entering Florida for NY, NJ, and CT to self-isolate for 14 days.

What other developments have occurred related to reopening? 

  • Flagler County has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to reopen vacation rentals
  • Florida Executive Order 20-131 allows organized youth activities (sports leagues, camps, etc.) are allowed to resume under a modification to phase 1, prior to phase 2 being released.
  • Gyms, fitness centers (at 50% capacity), salons and barbershops were all allowed to reopen as a modification to phase 1, prior to phase 2 being released.
  • Professional sports venues are allowed to operate
  • Theme parks that have submitted reopening plans to the state and been approved are reopen at 25%
To learn more about what businesses in Flagler County are still open and offering services visit our business page HERE.