The following may operate with the noted restrictions:
Restaurants, bars and other establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:
May operate at 50% of their indoor capacity, excluding employees
Bar areas may open with seated service
Outdoor seating is permitted with appropriate social distancing
Nightclubs remain closed
Includes but not limited to: movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades
May operate at 50% of building capacity with appropriate social distancing between groups and appropriate sanitation.
Pari-mutuel facilities with written request for approval through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Gyms/fitness center, dance studios, yoga and other fitness classes or similar
May operate up to building capacity with social distancing and proper sanitation protocols
Personal services businesses, such as body piercing, tanning, acupuncture, nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, cosmetology specialty salons, tattoo services, massage services, and other one-on-one services.
May operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health.
Large spectator sporting events up to 25 percent of capacity
Recreation and Large Venues
Includes, movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, and casinos
Cleaning and disinfecting required
Businesses should consider screening employees before work and require workers to wear masks or cloth face coverings while inside or within close proximity to members of the public.
Updated Guidance for Beaches, Pools and Playgrounds
On May 28, 2020, the Pinellas County Commission approved the following:
Beaches: Effective immediately, social distancing restrictions removed, but visitors strongly encouraged to continue spreading out and acting safely when visiting the beaches. Signage will remain at the beaches to remind visitors of best practices.
Pools: Effective on May 28, hotel and motel pools could return to operating up to maximum load capacity. HOA, apartment, condominium and all other pool operators could resume full capacity starting Monday, June 1.
Childcare facility playgrounds: Effective immediately, the facilities could resume their regular playground capacity and operations.
Public playgrounds: Effective June 1, public playgrounds can reopen with strong social distancing and safety reminders. Caregivers visiting public playgrounds with children are also strongly encouraged to practice increased hand sanitation and consider bringing hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes with them.
▪ Schools remain distance learning.
▪ Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
▪ Elective surgeries can resume.
▪ Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six foot space between tables and indoor
seating at 25% capacity.
▪ Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity.
▪ No change for bars, gyms, and personal services such as hair dressers.
▪ Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home.
▪ All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
▪ Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily
allow for physical distancing.
▪ Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t
Full presentation of information on the Governor’s plan is available here.
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