Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-192 earlier this week. This Order amends previous employee screening requirements for restaurant employees. Employees who have previously tested positive no longer need to receive two negative tests before they can return to work. Employers are still required to implement screening protocols pursuant to CDC guidance. Delays in receiving test results in Florida were causing significant time gaps in clearance for returning to work which may have influenced this Order. The Order also removes the requirement that employees who have traveled through an airport in the last 14 days be prohibited from working in a restaurant.
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