Governor Issues Executive Order Moving Florida into Full Phase One, Allowing Gyms to Reopen

Posted By: Amanda White Advocacy News ,
Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to contact their legal counsel regarding any landlord/tenant law matters. The industry is in uncharted territory at this time and legal interpretations surrounding this topic may vary. 

The governor issued Executive Order 20-123, which moves Florida into what the governor is calling "Full Phase One" of Florida's recovery. The order goes into effect today (Monday, May 18). Below is a brief summary of the items in this order that impact the apartment industry. For additional information regarding the other aspects of Full Phase One, please click here.

Executive Order 20-123:

  • Allows gyms and fitness centers to reopen at 50 percent capacity so long as they adopt safety measures including social distancing and have sufficient cleaning supplies. Gyms must comply with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) guidelines.
  • Permits counties to seek approval to operate vacation rentals with a written request from the county administrator and the county’s safety plan for vacation rental operations, which must be submitted to the DBPR secretary for review.


Additional Resources:
Multifamily Insiders: 12 Steps to Reopen Your Fitness Center with Success
NMHC's Reopening Resources
NAA's Best Practices for Reopening