Reopening: Here’s what you can and can’t do


Miami-Dade and Broward counties moved into phase one of reopening Monday.

Gov. Ron Desantis signed an executive order for phase one opens restaurants, gyms and retail stores at 50 percent capacity, and allows commercial offices, barbershops and salons to resume operations.

However, officials in both counties have decided to keep gyms closed for now. On the other hand, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis issued an executive order Saturday that will allow gyms to open in the city.

Some cities have maintained some of their restrictions also.

Miami, Hialeah, Miami Gardens and Miami Beach won’t reopen nonessential retail establishments until Wednesday and restaurants will open the following week, the Miami Herald reports.

Supermarket chains have started to extend their hours, which were previously cut because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Bars, nightclubs, and movie theaters will remain closed.

As of Monday morning, the Florida Department of Health has reported 6,167 cases of COVID-19 in Broward, including 281 and 1,297 hospitalizations. Miami-Dade has recorded 15,688 cases, including 566 deaths and 2,392 hospitalizations.

Despite looser restrictions, health officials have warned that Americans must still take precautions.

Here’s a list of what you can’t do yet compiled by the Miami Herald:

▪ Get a tattoo.

▪ Go to the beach.

▪ Go to a movie theater. Or, live theater Unless it’s a drive-in.

▪ Hit a gym where you have to pay for membership (except in Fort Lauderdale, which says “yes,” while Broward County is saying “no”).

▪ Bowl.

▪ Visit a massage parlor.

▪ Quaff a beer or proper drink at a bar. 

▪ Move something at a nightclub.

▪ Get a room at a hotel or motel.

▪ Go to a South Beach restaurant. Or, a North Beach restaurant (Miami Beach is waiting on that).