Florida’s statewide stay-at-home order has lifted for every county except Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, and restaurants can reopen for business — but with limitations. The end of the lockdown does NOT mean an end to social distancing.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Floridians may be getting back to work, but seniors our urged to still stay inside for now because of the risk of infection. It will be a bit easier thanks to a new state program that provides free restaurant-style meals to elders — “Meals of Love.” Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudome and Lisa Bretz, the executive director of the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, will talk about the program.
— Today is also the day that hospitals and one-day surgery centers can resume elective procedures that were on hold during the pandemic. That is good news for the hospitals, which lost so much business in the lockdown that some of the facilities started furloughing staff.
— Advocates for inmates are worried about the spread of COVID-19 behind bars and are urging state corrections officials to consider more conditional medical releases from inmates who face the most risk.
— And the latest on Florida Man and Woman, who are both in trouble for an X-rated video chat at a state prison. Both could end up wearing orange.