Florida To Begin Reopening Businesses Monday With Restrictions

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be reopening the state on Monday, but with restrictions.

"We will get Florida back on its feet by using an approach that is safe, smart, and step by step," DeSantis said on Wednesday.

He explained that restaurants and retail spaces could let customers inside, but only at 25% capacity. Restaurants can offer outdoor seating if tables are 6 feet apart.

Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties have been excluded from the new rules.

Social distancing rules are still the be adhered too.

He continued, "Outdoor transmission, as far as we've seen, has been more difficult than the indoor climate-controlled transition [...] I just think it's practically difficult to do the social distancing," the governor said. "Indoor environments I think are more likely for transmission, so even though you could have done that on phase one, I think prudence dictates that we go a little slow on that."