Stay at Home Order Explained

Executive Order 20-91 released today, April 1, 2020 requires all residents to limit their movement and personal interactions. This order limits movement to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. This Executive Order is effective 12:01 a.m. on April 3rd (Friday) and shall expire on April 30th unless extended.

This is a very fluid situation. I urge you to practice the guidelines outlined by the CDC to protect yourself and your loved ones. Do not put yourself in unnecessary risk during this unprecedented time.

Sheriff Bill Prummell

For clarification, this means that you may still report to work to provide essential services detailed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which can be located here: ADVISORY MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE. The order also refers to the essential services included in the Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order, viewable here:

Additionally, you may leave your home to obtain essential services such as food, gas, medical care, and other necessities. This Executive Order also allows for residents to attend and conduct religious services and does not limit the number of those who attend. Recreational activities ( consistent with social distancing guidelines) such as walking, biking, hunting, fishing, running, or swimming are also deemed allowable.

It is our legal obligation to enforce this Executive Order. However, we urge citizens to use a common sense approach. Ultimately you are safer at home and your interactions with others should be limited to essentials.

We will continue to educate the community as the situation evolves and please remember that the last thing we want to do is take legal action.

Sheriff Bill Prummell

We are not going to arrest anyone and everyone who is out in the community. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any disregard for this Executive Order may result in a misdemeanor charge under Florida State Statute 252.50.

For more information you can call the COVID-19 19 hotline which is available 24/7 by calling 1-866-779-6121.

For other resources in regards to local assistance and information, visit: or dial 2-1-1

For information on essential businesses, visit

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  1. Can one person go into place of work to cut payroll checks, pay vendor bills, pay the state our March sales tax, and pay payroll taxes? This person has their own office. Another day, the boss who has their own office signs all checks and mails them.

    Also, can a person periodically go in to their office to retrieve files to work on from home?

      1. We just purchased a property in Charlotte county. Can we come from Illinois to start moving in and get our hurricane shutters on Incase we can’t finish moving In right away? Say they ban state to state travel or we get sick next month.

  2. What about activities like Golf and boating? Are these allowed?
    Also, what about driving? Can I drive to a county park and walk or hike? Can I drive to the river and fish?

      1. Is going for a drive with no contact outside of the vehicle permitted. We’ve told to start and move our car every 3-4 days to keep the car in running, start up condition.

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