Florida Governor Issues Statewide Stay At Home Order

Florida under stay at home order amid coronavirus.
Florida under stay at home order amid coronavirus.

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.

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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.