Florida

... FLORIDA
 
  • Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
 
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?   Yes. Airports are addressed by Gov. Ron Desantis’ in Executive Order 20-91 (March 1, 2020), which declares that airports, airport workers and businesses are essential.
  • FL COVID EXECUTIVE ORDER 2091   
 
  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?   No. ​​​
 
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance?
Florida Department of Transportation, Aviation Office: 850-414-4514;
Executive Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, 850-488-7146


Additional notes:
 
On March 27, 2020, Governor DeSantis directed all individuals entering the state of Florida from Louisiana to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. This includes persons entering Florida by roadways. This Executive Order (2086) does not apply to individuals employed by airlines or those performing military, emergency, or health responses.
See the Executive Order Here

 

Travelers from New York Tri-State Area: On March 24, 2020, Governor DeSantis directed all individuals entering the state of Florida from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. 
  • This Order (20-82) does not apply to individuals employed by airlines or those performing military, emergency, or health responses. 
  • See the executive order here
 
  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly?
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
   
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
 
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials. Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 27, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

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