If you want to go out Monday and go to a retail store or restaurant that will be at 25 percent capacity, as part of the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to Re-Open Florida that begins May 4, there are a couple things to keep in mind.
You have to still cover your face while you’re out, but you can stay out past 11 p.m.
Osceola Count Emergency Operations Manager Bill Litton said during a live chat with Positively Osceola Thursday that the county will be lifting the 11 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew effective 12:01 a.m. Monday morning. That was done in order to make it easier on restaurants the choose to remain open late. Restaurants will be able to have outside seating areas with six feet between tables, along with 25 percent of capacity on indoor seating.
“Based on advice from our Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies, we felt that removing the curfew on Monday would best serve our community as the State’s plan comes into place,” Osceola County Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer said in a release.
But, the Osceola County mandate to wear a face covering in public remains in place.
As a reminder, bars, gyms, and service establishments like salons and barber shops remain closed through Monday as part of Phase I of Re-Open Florida.
County officials plan a press briefing for Friday at 3 p.m. Osceola County, the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, along with other partners, will hold the briefing at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center.