Governor DeSantis extends Florida’s State of Emergency for 60 Days
The order was set to expire on Friday, May 8.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114, which extends Florida’s State of Emergency for 60 days. The announcement came moments after announcing the Palm Beach County may move to Phase One of reopening on Monday, while the target date for Miami-Dade and Broward counties is May 18, as long as the numbers continue to trend in the right direction. Phase One includes restaurants and non-essential retail businesses being allowed to open at 25% capacity, with many other distancing protocols remaining in place.
DeSantis said he is committed to providing all available resources and assisting all Floridians and our local communities with their efforts.
On March 9, the governor issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency for the entire state due to COVID-19. The order was set to expire on Friday, May 8. Executive Order 20-114 extends Executive Order 20-52 by 60 days until July 7.
As of May 8, Florida has more than 39,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,669 deaths.
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