DeSantis announced today that effective immediately, he’s moving Florida to phase 3. This allows bars and restaurants to go to 100% capacity. In fact, restaurants have to petition if they want to keep occupancy BELOW 100%. It also removes restrictions on theme parks. Here’s a link:
Not going to lie- this makes me pretty freaking nervous about my trip in Nov. Positive rates are already about 12% right now. This will increase it. I work in health care and have treated covid positive patients etc but with him punching through the opening phases, while the case numbers are still high, is really skewing my risk/benefit analysis into the negative category.
I also am not interested in being elbow to elbow while trying to eat! I can’t imagine this will help tourism. Here’s hoping Disney realizes the optics don’t look good with this plan and chooses to tow the line.