Collier County will discuss stay-at-home order during next meeting

Board of County Commissioners of Collier is expected to discuss and vote on a mandatory stay-at-home directive for Collier County residents and closings of all non-essential businesses due to the coronavirus during its Friday meeting.

See our outline below that breaks down what the board looks to discuss as a possibility regarding a proposed stay-at-home order:

  • Possible duration: 12 a.m. Saturday, March 28 to 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 17
  • For the entire county
  • All must stay at home, except for the following essential activities
    • Health and safety
      • emergency services
      • getting prescriptions
    • For necessary supplies and services
    • For outdoor activity
      • walking, hiking, running, or biking while social distancing
    • Certain types of work at essential businesses
    • To care for others
  • Essential businesses and government operations to stay open
  • Collier County is closing to all tourists and leisure visitors
    • ¬†no commercial lodging establishment or short-term vacation rental shall accept reservations until further notice
      • Exception for¬†Essential Lodgers
  • Essential businesses/operations
    • Health care providers
    • Grocery stores
    • Farming
    • Those who provide food, shelter, social services
    • Media
    • Gas stations
    • Banks
    • Hardware, gardening, building material stores
    • Construction sites
    • Mail/shipping stores
    • Private colleges, trade, technical schools
    • Laundromats, dry cleaners
    • Restaurants, subject to governor’s order
    • Office supply stores
    • Businesses that support other essential businesses
    • Grocery, food delivery
    • Airlines, taxis, buses
    • Home care for seniors, children
    • Nursing homes, assisted living facilities
    • Legal, accounting
    • Childcare facilities
    • Logistics, trucking
    • Telecommunications
    • Waste management
    • Veterinarians
    • Funeral homes
    • Electricians
    • Marinas
    • And a few more…
  • This Order does not limit religious services at any location, but all persons performing or attending religious services are recommended to comply with all measures advised by the CDC, including limiting gatherings to no more than ten people and practicing social distancing of at least six feet between persons.
  • Groups of ten or more gathering are discouraged and may be ordered to disperse.
  • The County will direct any establishment to cease and desist operations that are in violation of this Order
Reporter:Anika Henanger
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