DeSantis announces Phase 2 stage to re-open Florida beginning Friday

Re-Opening Florida: Phase 2 Begins Friday

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - In Orlando, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more businesses can roll-out their openings under Phase 2 guidelines of the state’s ‘Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step’ plan.

DeSantis announced that bars, pubs and movie theaters can re-open at 50% capacity. In addition, personal services such as tattoo and massage parlors may operate under guidelines issued by the Department of Health.

Universities will offer operation plans to re-open campuses on June 23. The governor also mentioned his hopes that professional sports could come back to Florida as a way to boost the state’s economy, but refrained from estimating a date.

The re-opening applies to covers 64 of the state’s 67 counties. DeSantis said that South Florida counties that have been re-opening in limited Phase 1 (Broward, Miami-Dade, West Palm) can submit a plan to move to Phase 2.

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