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.
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.
City of Naples beaches are re-opened to normal operating hours and permitted activities seven days a week. Beach parking continues to be restricted to vehicles with City of Naples and Collier County beach parking stickers. Increased parking fines ($200) remain in effect for violators, as well as illegally parked vehicles will be towed. The Naples Pier and Lowdermilk Park are re-open for pedestrian traffic. Fishing on the pier remains prohibited. The City Dock is open for pedestrian traffic only.See more information here.