As of June 5, 2020, the state of Florida has entered Phase 2 of their reopening plan. This phase allows most businesses, including community events and venues, to resume operation with some restrictions. It is important to keep up with the latest guidelines and be ready to adjust your event as necessary as soon as a day before the event.
The CDC is recommending that everyone stays home as much as possible, and travel is very discouraged except in case of emergency. Florida has their own rules, which state that anyone entering the state must quarantine themselves for 14 days or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. That means if you have guests coming from out of state, they will have to either cancel, or they will have to come two weeks in advance of the event.
Social Distancing Measures
Events of over 250 people are not recommended during this time, but the only strict rule in Florida is that venues can only operate at half capacity. It is recommended that everyone maintains a six-foot distance from others and wear a mask when that is not possible. You may want to require your guests to wear masks or place chairs and tables six feet apart.
The official guidance, although not law, is that you should not have any gathering of more than 50 people. Paring down your guest list to this number is the best option, although not always possible.
The newest guidelines from the governor state that most businesses, including entertainment venues, can reopen at half capacity. That means that you will be able to get your catering, flowers, and other vendor provided services. You’ll also be able to rent and use venues, although different venues may have their own restrictions.
Do you need help figuring out how to adjust your event to meet the new Florida coronavirus guidelines? If so, contact us today for assistance.