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County Mask Resolution | Download business mask sign 

CARES Act Funding Resources

Food Distribution, Face Mask Distribution

Florida Department of Health

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

City of Punta Gorda

Emergency Ordinance 1944-2020: Face coverings are required in the City of Punta Gorda. More info on www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us

Charlotte County Public Schools

Reopening plans for the fall semester
School coronavirus information: www.yourcharlotteschools.net/coronavirus.

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step.

Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery
Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112 began May 4. Find details in the FAQs for Executive Order 20-112

Full Phase 1 began May 18 (per Exec. Order 20-123). Full Phase 1 Details

On May 8, Governor DeSantis Exec. Order 20-114 extended the State of Emergency (Exec. Order 20-52) for 60 days.

Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery began June 5 (per Exec. Order 20-139). Phase 2 FAQ | Phase 2 Presentation

Charlotte County's plan to allow short-term rentals (30 days or fewer) to open was approved by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation May 20. More Information

Bars can reopen at 50% capacity - last week DBPR rescinded the Amended Emergency Order 2020-09. Effective Monday, 9/14, bars may reopen at 50% occupancy. 

The Re-Open Florida Task Force Comment Submission Portal: All interested Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas and feedback on any topic related to the re-opening of Florida's economy. Task Force to Re-Open Florida Public Comment Submission Form

Visitation to nursing homes: On August 31, at Governor DeSantis' direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director and State Coordinating Officer Jared Moskowitz issued Emergency Order 20-52 that lifts restrictions for visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities (ALFs), adult family-care homes, adult group homes and other long-term care facilities. The Emergency Order requires all visitors to wear PPE pursuant to the most recent CDC guidelines, and those not making physical contact still must wear a mask.

One Goal, One Florida

July 31: Governor DeSantis is asking all Floridians to follow these simple, yet effective guidelines (view the one-minute video):
  1. Protect the vulnerable, including the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
  2. Practice proper hygiene, including washing your hands.
  3. Practice social distancing by avoiding closed spaces and crowded places.
  4. Wear a mask if you are in close contact with others.

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