Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings will lift the curfew put in place last month, effective 5 a.m. Monday, May 11.

The curfew was put in place on March 20 to keep people home and to help spread the virus and restricted county residents from leaving their homes between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Governor Ron DeSantis’s order to shutter bars and nightclubs came days later and will remain in effect until further notice but restaurants and retailers are allowed to serve customers at 25 percent capacity under the first phase of the Governor’s reopening strategy and will now be allowed to stay open past 11 p.m.

While Sherriff Mina has stated previously that his officers will not be actively enforcing businesses that violate the 25 percent capacity restriction, county residents can file a report a complaint that lawn enforcement will be required to investigate should any businesses fail to comply.

Physical/social distancing guidelines should still be followed even though the curfew is being lifted and masks are still encouraged outside of the home.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Like to know when you will open up the boat ramps ( in belle aile ,Conway) you open up hair salon why not this?