GOVERNOR DESANTIS ISSUES STATEWIDE EXECUTIVE ORDER

Veterinary Practices Designated "Essential Business"

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order No. 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide an essential service or conduct essential activities. The order cites that essential services include those businesses and activities designated in Executive Order No. 20-89 and its attached list propounded by Miami-Dade County in multiple orders. This order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., April 3, 2020 and last until April 30, 2020 unless extended by a subsequent order.

Executive Order No. 20-91

Executive Order No. 20-89

Miami-Dade's Orders:

Executive Order No. 07-20

Addendum to Executive Order No. 07-20

Downloadable Certificate for Essential Employees:

COVID-19 Certificate of Employment

GOVERNOR DESANTIS ISSUES STATEWIDE EXECUTIVE ORDER
Alachua County Broward County Leon County Orange County Pinellas County Osceola County Palm Beach County Duval County Hillsborough County Gadsden County Miami-Dade County Seminole County Monroe County St. Lucie County GOVERNOR DESANTIS ISSUES STATEWIDE EXECUTIVE ORDER

Alachua County

Alachua County Chair Robert Hutchinson and City of Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe announced Emergency Order No. 2020-09, closing all non-essential businesses in Alachua County to limit the movement of persons and safeguard the lives and health of its citizens. As a part of this order, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Emergency Order No. 2020-09

Broward County

March 24, 2020

Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness announced Emergency Order 20-01 on March 22, 2020, closing all non-essential businesses in Broward County to limit the movement of persons and safeguard the lives and health of its citizens. As a part of this order, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Emergency Order No. 2020-09

Leon County

March 24, 2020

Leon County Chair Bryan Desloge announced a stay-at-home order, allowing businesses to remain open. This order strongly encourages people to stay home and limit gatherings to no more than 10 people. This order does not close any businesses, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are allowed to remain in operation.

Stay-at-home Order

Orange County

March 25, 2020

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-04 March 24 to go into effect March 26, closing all non-essential businesses in Orange County to limit the movement of persons and safeguard the lives and health of its citizens. As a part of this order, veterinarians and animal care providers are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-04

Pinellas County

March 25, 2020

Pinellas County leaders are mandating that all residents stay at home except for essential needs, allowing businesses to remain open. This order strongly encourages people to stay home and limit gatherings. This order does not close any businesses, therefore, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are allowed to remain in operation.

Stay-at-home Order

Osceola County

Osceola County leaders announced a stay-at-home order today, March 25, to go into effect tomorrow, March 26, starting at 11 p.m. The order closes all non-essential businesses in Osceola County in order to limit the movement of persons and safeguard the lives and health of its citizens. As a part of this order, veterinarians and animal care providers are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Emergency Order No. 2

Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County officials announced Emergency Order No. 2, closing all non-essential businesses in Palm Beach County to limit the movement of persons and safeguard the lives and health of its citizens. As a part of this order, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Emergency Order No. 2

City of Boca Raton Emergency Order

Duval County

Duval County leaders announced a work from home order, March 23. While this does not directly impact veterinary medicine, Mayor Lenny Curry has ordered that all businesses within the consolidated city whose work is able to be performed by employees remotely from their homes shall allow such employees to do so. This order went into effect, Tuesday, March 24 at 8 a.m.

Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-3

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County's Emergency Policy group announced a stay-at-home order yesterday, March 26, that will take effect today, March 27, at 10 p.m. The order mandates that residents stay at home except for essential needs. All businesses that can’t maintain a safe six-foot distance between people (such as nail and hair salons) must close. While non-essential businesses can remain open, the order allows the county to shut them down if they can't keep people six feet apart. Veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation. We highly encourage practices to exercise preventative measures to ensure the safety of their staff, families, clients and patients. You can find updates and protocol suggestions at the link below. To read more, please click the link below and scroll down to the section titled "Operating Protocols During COVID-19."

Safer-at-home Order

Gadsden County

Gadsden County leaders announced a stay-at-home order today, closing non-essential businesses. The order mandates that residents stay at home except for essential needs. Veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation. We highly encourage practices to exercise preventative measures to ensure the safety of their staff, families, clients and patients. You can find updates and protocol suggestions at the link below. To read more, please click the link below and scroll down to the section titled "Operating Protocols During COVID-19."

Stay-at-home Order (Resolution 2020-014)

Miami-Dade County

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced Order No. 20-04, ordering Miami citizens to shelter in place, limiting the movement of persons and safeguarding the lives and health of its citizens. Previously, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez issued Executive Order 07-20 on March 19, closing all non-essential businesses in Miami-Dade County, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Order No. 20-04 (City of Miami)

Original Executive Order 07-20 (Miami-Dade)

Addendum to Executive Order 07-20 (Miami-Dade)

Seminole County

Seminole County leaders are mandating that all employees and patrons must practice social distancing by staying at least six (6) feet apart. This order does not close any businesses, and does not apply to veterinarian staff. Veterinarians are allowed to remain in operation.

Social Distancing Order

Monroe County

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Executive Order No. 20-89, closing all non-essential businesses in Monroe County (based on Miami-Dade's order to limit the movement of persons, and safeguard the lives and health of its citizens. As a part of this order, veterinarians and pet boarding facilities are considered essential businesses and are allowed to remain in operation.

Executive Order No. 20-89

St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County leaders issued a safer-at-home order. This order does not close any businesses, and does not apply to veterinarian staff. Veterinarian clinics, pet hospitals, pet boarding facilities and animal care staff are allowed to remain in operation.

 Safer-at-home Order

GOVERNOR DESANTIS ISSUES STATEWIDE EXECUTIVE ORDER

Veterinary Practices Designated "Essential Business"

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order No. 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide an essential service or conduct essential activities. The order cites that essential services include those businesses and activities designated in Executive Order No. 20-89 and its attached list propounded by Miami-Dade County in multiple orders. This order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., April 3, 2020 and last until April 30, 2020 unless extended by a subsequent order.

Executive Order No. 20-91

Executive Order No. 20-89

Miami-Dade's Orders:

Executive Order No. 07-20

Addendum to Executive Order No. 07-20

COVID-19 Certificate of Employment For an Employee of a Designated Essential Business