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Full Phase 1 of Florida's Reopening

By Tambone Companies E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

This week, Gov. DeSantis’ Full Phase One of Florida's Recovery plan went into effect. Many businesses were able to open their doors on Mon., May 18 for the first time in nearly two months. The plan increases the ability of many local businesses such as restaurants, retail shops, beauty salons to operate at 50% capacity.

Our St. Lucie is a free, digital resource created for St. Lucie County residents and businesses to share information during this time of global crisis. We’ve made changes to the website, adding a new section about "What's Open" in St. Lucie County and will continue to update it regularly as things continue to unfold.

We encourage you to share this email and the website with others so it can be of benefit to as many people and businesses as possible.

Take care, stay well, and we look forward to being able to see you soon,

Richard and Lori Tambone

Below are a few new items that we added this week that may be of interest to you:

  • A comprehensive list of Shops & Services has been updated to reflect open businesses in St. Lucie County under the new guidelines for Florida's recovery.
  • Our Small Business & Finance Page has been reorganized to provide the most up-to-date information regarding small business financial aid, unemployment assistance, and more.
  • Details on Governor DeSantis' Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan
    • Restaurants & Food Establishments: May increase indoor capacity to 50% with proper social distancing. Outdoor seating encouraged
    • Retail: May operate up to 50% capacity indoors
    • Museums & Libraries: May operate up to 50% capacity if permitted by local governments
    • Gyms & Fitness Centers: May operate up to 50% capacity. Self-sanitize machines & surfaces after use
    • Amusement Parks: May submit re-opening plan to the State
    • Professional Sports Venues: Professional sports teams are welcome in Florida. Professional sports venues may open & operate for games, events & training.
    • Vacation Rentals: Counties may seek approval to operate vacation rentals by submitting request & safety plan to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
    • Barber Shops & Salons: Effective May 11th, may operate while adhering to safety protocols.
    • Schools: Students continue with distance learning

As a credible, online resource, the Our St. Lucie website is updated regularly, so check back often. Please help us build this resource by sending information, links, ideas, and ways to improve to We would love to hear from you and appreciate your feedback!

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