The state of Florida has moved to Phase 3 of the “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan”. Restaurants and Hotels are now Permitted to Operate at 100% Capacity. Local municipalities must allow at least 50% operational capacity. Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Executive Order 20-244 provides that restaurants may not be limited by a local COVID-19 emergency order to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following: 1. quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and 2. explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health. Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.
City of Naples Mask resolution: On December 21, 2020, the Naples City Council discussed the current impact of COVID-19 on our community and adopted a resolution requiring face coverings in the City. The resolution requires all persons to wear face coverings, defined as a mask worn over the nose and mouth, when inside any public building or business, or attending public outdoor events when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6-feet from other persons.The resolution also has requirements for all businesses and public outdoor events. There are exceptions to the mask requirement for children under the age of two; persons who are actively eating or drinking; or persons who need a reasonable accommodation as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. To read the full resolution click here
Collier County Emergency Order Face Covering Mandate: Any owner, manager, employee, customer or patron of a business establishment within Unincorporated Collier County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment. There are partial exceptions for restaurants and bars, gyms, barbershops or beauty salons, hotels, and businesses that can allow visitors to social distance. The Order also requires that the owner, operator, manager, and employee of a business or lodging establishment shall ensure that every individual in that establishment wears a mask. The Order does not currently apply to areas within the City of Naples or Marco Island or Everglades City. The Order is effective immediately and expires on April 13, 2021, at midnight, unless extended by the Board. There are no criminal charges involved for violations.
Area beaches are open during regular hours of operation with no further restrictions.
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