Florida Coronavirus Update

20 March 2020 Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business Blog
Authors: Kevin E. Hyde

COVID-19 has created unsettling and uncertain times. Information is critical in situations like this. We want to provide resources for you to remain informed on what the state and local governments in Florida are doing to help you in making personal and business decisions. 

Below are links to ordinances, declarations, updates, press releases, and emergency or executive orders issued to date by Florida state and local governments. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Foley attorney or me. 

This list is current as of the date listed. We will update this list periodically as needed.  

State of Florida

Florida Ordinances:

  • Local Area City COVID-19 Ordinances | Click Here
  • Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe County COVID-19 Ordinances | Click Here

Gov. Ron DeSantis Executive Orders & Updates:

  • Executive Order 20-51: Establishes COVID-19 Response Protocol | March 1 | Click Here 
  • Executive Order 20-52: Public Health Emergency | March 9 | Click Here
  • Executive Order 20-68: Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants | March 17 | Click Here
  • Executive Order 20-89: Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County Public Access Restrictions | March 19 | Click Here 
  • Executive Order 20-71: Alcohol Sales, Restaurants and Gyms |  March 20 | Click Here
  • Executive Order 20-72: Non-Essential Elective Medical Procedures | March 20 | Click Here
  • The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates | March 20 | Click Here

Florida Supreme Court:

  • Information on COVID-19 Emergency Orders & Advisories | Click Here

Chief Judge Charles Canady Administrative Orders: 

  • Administrative Order 20-14: Personal Travel by State Courts System Judges, Officers and Employees | March 16 | Click Here
  • Administrative Order 20-17: COVID-19 Emergency Measures in the Florida State Courts | March 18 | Click Here

Tampa Bay/West Florida

City of Tampa:

Hillsborough County:

  • County Administrator Order: Limitations for Establishments & Gatherings | March 17 | Click Here

St. Petersburg: 

  • Order of the Mayor Initiating Certain Emergency Powers | March 16 | Click Here

Pinellas County: 

  • Pinellas County COVID-19 Response | March 17 | Click Here

Orlando/Central Florida

City of Orlando: 

  • COVID-19 Update #1: Mayor Dyer Declares State of Emergency | March 13 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Update #2: City of Orlando Response | March 13 | Click Here
  • Declaration of State of Emergency | March 17 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Update #3: City of Orlando Response | March 17 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Update #4: City of Orlando Clarification Regarding Order | March 17 | Click Here

Orange County: 

  • Declaration of State of Local Emergency | March 13 | Click Here
  • Orange County Announces Coronavirus Curfew | March 20 | Click Here

Alachua County:

  • Declaration of State of General Emergency Proclamation 20-01 | March 16 | Click Here
  • Emergency Order No. 2020-02 | March 17 | Click Here

City of Gainesville:

  • Executive Order No. 2020-01: Declaration of Pandemic Emergency | March 16 | Click Here
  • City Manager Emergency Directive No. 2020-02 | March 17 | Click Here

Brevard County

  • Brevard County Implements Temporarily Ban on Hotel Room Rentals to Tourists | April 2 | Click Here

Miami/South Florida

Broward County:  

  • COVID-19 Information & Updates | Click Here
  • Courthouse Closure: All courthouses closed to public at least until March 27
  • Emergency Order 20-03: Directing Shelter-in-Place | March 26 | Click Here 

Miami-Dade County:

  • Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 01-20 | March 16 | Click Here
  • Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 02-20 | March 16 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Advisory #6: All Courthouse Facilities Closed March 17-27 Except for Mission Critical Court Matters | March 16 | Click Here
  • Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 03-20 | March 17 | Click Here
  • Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 07-20 | March 19 | Click Here 
  • Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 09-20 | March 21 | Click Here

Monroe County:  

Jacksonville/Northeast Florida

City of Jacksonville:

  • Mayor Curry Restricts Capacity Limit to 50 Patrons | March 16 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness | March 19 | Click Here
  • Emergency Executive Order 2020-5 | April 1 | Click Here

Jacksonville Beach:

  • COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration | March 13 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 State of Emergency | March 16 | Click Here 
  • COVID-19 State of Emergency | March 17 | Click Here

Neptune Beach:

  • Emergency Executive Proclamation 2020-001 | March 14 | Click Here

Tallahassee/Northwest Florida

City of Tallahassee:

  • COVID-19 Community Update | March 12 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Local Impacts: Information Updates and Changes to City Services | March 19 | Click Here

Leon County:

  • Leon County COVID-19 Operational Update | March 5 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Operational Update | March 9 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 Operational Update | March 12 | Click Here
  • To Mitigate COVID-19, County Closes Libraries, Community Centers, and Active Park Recreation Facilities through March 29 | March 13 | Click Here
  • County Declares State of Emergency to Further Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus State of Emergency Declaration | March 16 | Click Here
  • Leon County COVID-19 Community Update | March 16 | Click Here 
  • Leon County COVID-19 Community Update | March 19 | Click Here

City of Pensacola:

  • City Community Centers, Programs to Close to the Public | March 16 | Click Here 
  • COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration | March 17 | Click Here

Escambia County:

  • Escambia County, City Cancel Publicly-Permitted Events with 500+ People | March 12 | Click Here
  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #1 | March 13 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration | March 16 | Click Here
  • Escambia County, City Cancel Publicly-Permitted Events with 50+ People  | March 16 | Click Here
  • Escambia County Activates Emergency Operations Center at a Level 2 | March 16 | Click Here 
  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #2 | March 16 | Click Here 
  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #3 | March 16 | Click Here 
  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #4 | March 17 | Click Here 
  • Escambia County COVID-19 Update #5 | March 17 | Click Here 
  • Escambia County, City Following Governor's Order to Close Bars, Nightclubs #4 | March 17 | Click Here 

Okaloosa County:

  • Okaloosa County COVID-19 Update | March 10 | Click Here
  • COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration | March 17 | Click Here

Santa Rosa County:

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 Update | March 18 | Click Here

Foley remains focused on protecting the health of our people while ensuring that we continue to provide full service to our clients. The firm’s Coronavirus Resource Center offers timely insights on what companies can do now and how they can prepare for the future. We have also organized a multidisciplinary task force to address the wide range of legal and business challenges that companies face in responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Please contact your Foley attorney with questions or concerns. 

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