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Swimming pool and spa service, maintenance, construction, supply, and engineering are considered essential businesses will be able to operate.


Gov. DeSantis has issued Emergency Order 20-91 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It incorporates the list of essential business in the Miami-Date Emergency Order. Therefore swimming pool and spa service, maintenance, construction, supply, and engineering are considered essential businesses will be able to operate. It is important that all swimming pool and spa professionals continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing while serving your customers.

FL Executive Order to stay at home
Miami-Dade order referenced in FL EO


REOPENING SCHEDULE


No change for pool businesses that have continued operations.
The current order has been extended through Sunday.
A summary of the Executive Order will be posted here this afternoon.

To read Gov. DeSantis' Executive Order for phase 1 of re-opening going into effect May 4, click below.

Executive Order - Phase 1 - May 4

Emergency Orders:

SUMMARY: Pool Service, Construction, and distribution are essential businesses. Retail pool supply stores to be essential as a material supplier.


  • Gov. DeSantis Executive Order 20-9: March 30, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-89 ordering public access restrictions to non-essential businesses and facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties from today until April 15, 2020 unless extended. The Governor’s Order incorporated guidelines on essential businesses from the March 19, 2020 Miami-Dade Emergency Order. Therefore under the Governor’s Executive Order all swimming pool and spa businesses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties will be able to continue to operate for the duration of the Executive Order. FSPA strongly advises all pool and spa professionals and business to follow the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing and personal hygiene while conducting business and meeting your customer’s needs.


  • Alachua County Emergency Order 20-09: In granting FSPA’s request on behalf of the industry, swimming pool and spa service and supply distributors/retailers can continue to operate under subsections i and j of the order respectively . Additionally, all construction projects  currently in progress can continue to completion but the county will not be issuing new permits until the Emergency Order is lifted.   See page 5.



  • Collier County Update 3.27.20: The Collier County Board of Commissioners meet today March 27, 2020. After discussing the potential Emergency Order. The Board of Commissioners voted to NOT issue an Emergency Shelter in Place Order and to direct Collier County citizens and businesses to follow the guidance of Governor DeSantis and the CDC.



  • Gadsden County Emergency Order: The Emergency Order allows any business that can operate while following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines to remain open. See highlighted sections on pages 3-5.


  • Hillsborough County Safer at Home Order: The Emergency Order allows any business that can operate while following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. Business that cannot follow these guidelines must close unless they are deemed essential business. The Order also institutes a 10pm to 5am curfew Monday – Friday and a 24 hour curfew Friday – Sunday. Under this order, swimming pool and spa service, maintenance, construction, and supply business will be able to operate and continue to serve their customers while following social distancing guidelines. See highlighted sections on page 5-6, 8.


  • Lee County Update 3.30.20:  Lee County Board of Commissioners Voted today, March 30, 2020 to adopt an Emergency Advisory for the County. The Advisory advises all of those 65+ years old and those with compromised immune systems to shelter in their homes. The Advisory also limits public gatherings and recommends that business reduce their work place density by 50% but does not order any businesses closed. Under this order, swimming pool and spa service, maintenance, construction, and supply business will be able to operate and continue to serve their customers while following social distancing guidelines.


  • Leon County Stay at Home Order:  11:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. curfew, gatherings of 10 or fewer, encourages residents to stay at home when not getting vital supplies or traveling to or from work. See pages 2-3.


  • Marion County Emergency Order: Under this order, swimming pool and spa service, maintenance, construction, and supply business will be able to operate and continue to serve their customers while following social distancing guidelines.








  • Seminole County Executive Order:The Emergency Order allows any business that can operate while following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines to remain open. Under this order, swimming pool and spa service, maintenance, construction, and supply business will be able to operate and continue to serve their customers while following social distancing guidelines.   See page 1.



Re-opening Information:


  • Alachua County Update 4/29/2020 Starting today 4/29/2020 the Alachua County Building Department will begin issuing new building permits again. Alachua County previously halted issuance of new building permits in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. FSPA opposed the County’s action to not issue new building permits during the statewide shelter in place. The decision to issue permits again came after Alachua County leadership observed that contractors working in Alachua County where able to follow sanitation and distancing guidelines at job sites.
  • Broward county: All persons providing essential services must wear a facial covering during interactions with the public. Members of the public must use a facial covering when obtaining essential services (Not required by persons who otherwise have difficulty breathing). Announced they will open parks, waterways and golf courses on Wednesday, April 29. Social distancing will still be in place. Beaches remain closed.



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FSPA COVID-19 update 4/2/20