FAA Releases COVID-19 Reopening Policies Tracker
Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to contact their legal counsel regarding any landlord/tenant law matters. The industry is in uncharted territory at this time and legal interpretations surrounding this topic may vary.
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Phase One Summary (Executive Order 20-112):
- Became effective May 4, 2020 and will remain in place until the governor issues a subsequent executive order. Click here to access an FAQ regarding this executive order.
- This order is in effect statewide, except in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. In coordination with county mayors, stricter protocols apply in these three counties, without the reopen provisions of Executive Order 20-112.
- Gyms and fitness centers closed by Executive Order 20-71 shall remain closed.
- Vacation rentals prohibition remains in effect.
- Senior citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to stay at home.
- Individuals should avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not allow for physical distancing.
- FAA recommends that members consider this directive when evaluating the opening of amenities such as the apartment community pool. Members are also advised to check whether local restrictions related to recreational spaces are in place. Please refer to the Local Government COVID-19 Reopening Policies Tracker for information regarding regulations in your area.
- Individuals should avoid nonessential travel.
- Face masks are recommended for face-to-face interactions and when individuals cannot practice physical distancing.
- When in public, individuals should maximize distance between one another.
- Restaurants and retail stores can operate at 25% capacity.
- Elective surgeries will now be permitted.
- Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
- Schools will remain in session via distance learning.
- Museums and libraries may open at no more than 25% of occupancy.
- No changes were made to business operations previously deemed essential.
- A violation of this order is a second-degree misdemeanor under s. 252.50 F.S. and punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.