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Gov. Ron DeSantis says state will move to full Phase 1 reopening on Monday

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks May 15 during a news conference in Jacksonville.
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks May 15 during a news conference in Jacksonville. (WPLG)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Friday afternoon in Jacksonville, at which time he announced that the state would move into a full Phase 1 reopening next Monday.

That means gyms throughout the state will reopen and restaurants and retail stores, which so far have been allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity, can now serve patrons at 50 percent capacity.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said during a virtual town hall Friday that fitness centers and gyms in Miami-Dade County will remain closed for the time being.

The governor said theme parks will remain closed for now, but operators have been asked to submit safety plans to the state about measures they plan to put in place ahead of their reopening.

Movie theaters throughout the state will also remain closed.


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