State of Florida's "Stay-At-Home" order identifies real estate as "essential"

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:00 pm

Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order calling for all Floridians to stay home except to obtain essential services. This order is effective at midnight April 2 and lasts 30 days. Per the order, residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, are considered essential. Although members may continue to operate, they are not required to do so.

If you choose to continue working in order to provide shelter to Floridians, you must abide by the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These include washing your hands often; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; and keeping distance between you and others.

The newly issued order supersedes and includes more restrictive social distancing requirements than either Orange or Seminole’s existing orders and mandates “… all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.”

Read the order