Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was in St. Petersburg on September 25 to announce Phase 3 of reopening in the Sunshine State. Phase 3 lifts all remaining coronavirus restrictions in Florida.
DeSantis said that all businesses have a right to operate during a press conference.
Thank you to @GovRonDeSantis highlighting Pinellas County's progress on COVID-19 (We are now at 2.7% positivity / rolling two week average!). As Floridians are suffering, COVID is exactly what they need him to focus on. I look forward to seeing the details of his COVID order.
— Rick Kriseman (@Kriseman) September 25, 2020
Bars and restaurants can now operate at 100% capacity. The executive order takes effect immediately. It also prohibits local governments from closing businesses or collecting fines related to pandemic-related mandates, such as mask requirements.
Previous orders allowed local governments to provide further restrictions/regulations in addition to state mandates. Now, local governments won’t be able to shut down any businesses due to coronavirus concerns.
Do you plan to go out to eat in St. Pete?