Florida Governor Issues Statewide Stay At Home Order

Florida urged to wear masks.
Florida urged to wear masks.

While most people in Sebastian have already been staying at home, the new order limits movements and personal interactions to only obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

The order begins at 12:01 a.m. April 3, 2020, and ends April 30, 2020, unless extended by a subsequent order.

Indian River County coronavirus cases have been updated to 33 confirmed, with five patients being non-residents. There are no deaths in the county so far related to COVID-19.

The businesses that will remain open include gas stations, pharmacies, veterinarians, grocery stores, convenience stores, public transportation, and emergency services.

Restaurants are still able to do meal-delivery, drive-through, and take-out options.

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You will be allowed to walk in the park, but law enforcement officials may ask people to distance themselves or go home if they are gathering.

People are allowed to have outdoor exercises like running or taking a walk, but you should still practice social distancing at least six feet away from others.

The number of cases each day in Florida has been soaring since the weekend. Tuesday was the highest with 938 cases.

Florida now has 6,338 total cases, and there have been 87 deaths. About 60,000 people have tested negative in Florida. Over 890 people are currently hospitalized in the state.


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.