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Most businesses can stay open following DeSantis order

April 2, 2020
Nathan Mayberg , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he would be ordering seniors home statewide and limiting the movements of all Floridians to essential services and activities, it was described as a stay-at-home order.

Upon release of the executive order, the number of exceptions for businesses are so vast that for the vast majority of working Floridians, their daily routines will not be affected when the order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

Between the federal guidelines for the essential critical infrastructure workforce cited in the bill and the adoption by DeSantis of the Miami-Dade essential jobs and exempted workforce, there are not many types of jobs not covered.

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Contractors like these won't be affected by the DeSantis order.

Breeze Newspapers has requested from the communications office which businesses will not be allowed to operate as a result of the order, since it seems most are.

In comments explaining the order Wednesday, DeSantis left more questions than were answered.

Here are the types of industry, businesses and jobs which are not affected by emergency order by Gov. Ron DeSantis to limit movements of Floridians:

Government

Companies that do business with the government

Law enforcement

Emergency services

Public Safety

Schools

Media

Defense industrial base

Finance

Commercial facilities

Construction

Manufacturing

Hardware

Building materials

Consumer electronics

Technology and appliances

HVAC systems

Food

Agriculture

Restaurants

Hotels

Infrastructure

Legal services

Accounting

Airlines

Private transportation services

Auto repair stores

Auto dealerships

Veterinarians/pet care

Firearm stores

Alcoholic beverage stores

Trucking

Childcare facilities

Health care

Home-based care for children, adults and seniors

Telecommunications providers

Communications

Weather forecasters

Engineers

Hazardous materials

Chemical

Hygiene products

Laundromats

Dry cleaners

Janitorial services

Landscaping

Farming

Livestock

Convenience stores

Grocery stores

Stores that sell household consumer products such as cleaning products

Public works

Energy

Transportation

Contractors

Architectural services

Land surveying services

Petroleum

Propane and natural gas services

Gas stations

Marina services

Water and Wastewater management

Factories

Funeral parlors

Waste management services

Warehouses

Schools

Information technology

Any business operating at an airport, seaport or government facility

Any businesses interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic services that use electronic, shipping, mailing services.

Businesses providing mailing and shipping services including post office boxes

Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals are exempted.

Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences

Businesses that supply any of the above businesses with supplies or support

 
 

 

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