Florida Stay-At-Home Order: What You Can and Cannot Do

With the governor’s stay-at-home order going into effect tonight at 12:01 AM, some people may have questions as to what this allows. Below is information taken from the Orlando Sentinel article on the subject:

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order mandating Floridians stay at home starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday contains exemptions for “essential services.” That list is extensive.

The order supersedes all local government shelter-in-place or stay home orders, although local governments can impose further restrictions as they deem appropriate.

Four of the “essential services” are explicitly defined in the order:

  • Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship
  • Participating in recreational activities (consistent with social distancing guidelines) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming
  • Taking care of pets
  • Caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend

For other activities that qualify as essential services, the order leans on a list of exemptions that applied under the stay-home order in effect in Miami-Dade County.

Those include:

  • Healthcare providers, including, but not limited to, hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, and pharmacies
  • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products)
  • Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals
  • Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services; gasoline stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities
  • Banks and related financial institutions
  • Hardware stores
  • Contractors and other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other structures
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes
  • Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges, but only as needed for online or distance learning
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers
  • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but limited to take-out and delivery service only
  • Schools and other entities providing free food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and takeaway basis only and the food isn’t consumed on site
  • Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate, and which do not interact with the general public
  • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services via automobile, truck, bus, or train
  • Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children
  • Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers, and senior residential facilities
  • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities
  • Landscape and pool care businesses, including residential landscape and pool care services
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in the order to work as permitted
  • Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other government facility, including parks and government offices
  • Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators
  • Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices and the provision of home telecommunications
  • Provision of propane or natural gas
  • Office space and administrative support necessary to perform any other essential services
  • Open construction sites, irrespective of the type of building
  • Architectural, engineering, or land surveying services
  • Factories, manufacturing facilities, bottling plants, or other industrial uses
  • Waste management services, including collection and disposal of waste
  • Any business that is interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means, and delivering products via mailing, shipping, or delivery services

All social distancing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control should be followed even while venturing outside for “essential activities.”

“A social gathering in a public space is not an essential activity. Local jurisdictions shall ensure that groups of people greater than ten are not permitted to congregate in any public space,” the order states.

The order expires April 30.

 

Stay At Home Order Given by Florida Governor

Residents,
The Florida Governor has announced a “stay at home” order for the next 30 days starting Thursday night to stem the rise of coronavirus infections. Only essential travel should happen (work, food, medical care). Many of us have already been following these rules but it has been made official. This means the club house, pools, and playground will remain closed at least 30 more days.

Bear Hunt for the Kids

If you are walking the neighborhood for exercise with your children you will want to have them look out for bears and other stuffed animals in people’s windows. Feel free to add a stuffed bear or other critter to your front windows so kids passing by can spot them.

Thank you.

A Message From Our Management and HOA Board

To All Weston Hills Home Owners:

The Weston Hills HOA Board and Premier Association wish the safety of all our residents during this time. We understand that many of you are home and out of work. We will not be sending out any violations for March or April in order to not cause any further financial hardships. But please understand that you will need to continue with general maintenance of your home and yard. This includes mowing, edging, raking leaves and weed removal.

During this time it is important to maintain order in our community and comply with all the recommendations from the CDC. Please continue to enforce social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

United Way Offering Assistance During the Outbreak

Hello residents,

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected everyone in one way or another. The biggest problem is the financial hardships caused by those who have had their work hours cut or are gone all together.

If you are affected you can contact the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They may be able to help with bills, rent, and food. Please call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code. You will be provided a list of local agencies who can provide assistance.

We hope this can help those in the community who are having troubles making ends meet.

Temporary Closure of Playground and Pools

Hello residents,

It’s with great regret that the Board has decided to close the pools and playground area due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.

They will re-open in the future once the CDC has deemed it safe for groups to be able to congregate without fear of further spreading this illness.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Weston Hills Community Wins 2020 Best of Clermont Award

Dear residents,

On March 5th, the Weston Hills Community was given the 2020 Best of Clermont Award in the category of Community Center. Please see the press release below for more information.

Our HOA Board members are all extremely proud to have Weston Hills selected and want to thank our residents for making Weston Hills a great place to live.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Weston Hills Community Receives 2020 Best of Clermont Award

Clermont Award Program Honors the Achievement

CLERMONT March 5, 2020 — The Weston Hills Community has been selected for the 2020 Best of Clermont Award in the Community Center category by the Clermont Award Program.

Each year, the Clermont Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Clermont area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Clermont Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clermont Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Clermont Award Program

The Clermont Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Clermont area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Clermont Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Clermont Award Program

CONTACT:
Clermont Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@organization-decision-2020.com
URL: http://www.organization-decision-2020.com

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