Legal-COVID19 -Orders and Mandates

Florida Stay At Home Executive Order, Effective 4.3.2020

Florida Executive Order_20-91_FL Stay at Home Order 

Attached Florida Executive Order by Governor DeSantis, requiring Florida residents to stay at home unless traveling for essential purposes (groceries, etc), which becomes effective April 3, 2020. The order references Homeland Security CISA guidance on essential and non-essential businesses.

According to the Department of Homeland Security (referenced in the order), the following are considered essential:

  • Healthcare/Public Health (i.e. Hospitals and Doctors)
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety and First Responders (i.e. Police and Emergency Management Services)
  • Food and Agriculture (i.e. Farmers and food manufacturers)
  • Energy (i.e. Natural Gas and Nuclear facilities)
  • Water and Waste water (i.e. Water Department)
  • Transportation and Logistics (i.e. Trucking and shipping)
  • Public Works and Infrastructure (i.e. Safety inspectors for public facilities including dams, bridges, etc.)
  • Communications and Information Technology (i.e. maintainers of communications infrastructure, such as wireless, internet and cable providers)
  • Community and Local Government (i.e. federal, state, local, tribal and territorial employees who support Mission Essential Functions)
  • Critical Manufacturing (i.e. metals, PPE, supply chain minerals and employees that support other essential services)
  • Hazardous Materials (i.e. healthcare waste and nuclear facilities)
  • Financial Services (i.e. banks)
  • Chemical (i.e. workers supporting the chemical and industrial gas supply chains)
  • Defense Industrial (i.e. essential services required to meet national security commitments to the federal government and U.S. Military)
  • Commercial Facilities (i.e. workers who support the supply chain of building materials)
  • Residential/Shelter Facilities (i.e. workers in dependent care services)
  • Hygiene Products and Services (i.e. laundromats, personal and household goods repair and maintenance)

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