Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his Phase 1 Plan to reopen FL State !

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has unveiled his plan to reopen Florida, saying restrictions will be loosened starting on Monday, May 4.

The governor said the first phase of the plan will begin on Monday, May 4. As part of the first phase, restaurants and stores will be allowed to reopen with 25 percent capacity, if local government allows it.

During his ‘Safe. Smart. Step-by-step’ conference, DeSantis said that the plan will prioritize public safety, protecting the most vulnerable and protecting civil liberties, condemning fear as “our enemy.”

“The facts should be comforting than the fear,” DeSantis said.

Along with restaurants and stores reopening, the governor will also allow hospitals and surgical centers to restart nonessential, elective procedures if they have sufficient medical supplies and agree to help nursing homes and assisted living facilities respond to COVID-19 outbreaks.

The first phase of reopening will not include Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties, which have all been heavily impacted by the coronavirus.

This is a breaking news story. We’re working on updating this story with more details.

CLICK this Link to Watch Full Press Conference for Phase 1 Reopen FL State



Here are the basics of phase one of Gov. DeSantis’ plan:

  • Schools must keep distance learning
  • Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited
  • Elective surgeries can resume
  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six feet of space between tables
  • Indoor seating at restaurants must be at 25% capacity
  • Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity.
  • No change for bars, gyms and personal services, like hair dressers
  • Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home
  • Everyone should maximize physical distance from others while in public
  • Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not “readily allow for physical distancing”
  • Face masks are recommended for those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t social distance.

The reopening plan applies for Florida counties except Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Gov. DeSantis said.

“We will get Florida back on its feet,” Gov. DeSantis said Wednesday.

Florida residents had been under a statewide safer-at-home order since April 2. 


Gov. DeSantis said the state is working to build a foundation for Florida’s future.

He presented the key metrics to consider before the state moves on to phase 2:

  • The state maintains the health benchmarks of the “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan”
  • Maintaining hospital bed capacity
  • Monitoring COVID-19 test positivity rate


Gov. DeSantis’ plan says these three steps do not need to take months. It will be based in the state’s health metrics and will be guided by medical authorities, according to Gov. DeSantis’ plan.

Earlier in the week, Gov. DeSantis said his plan was to reopen the Sunshine State in “baby steps.”

“Folks should see a light at the end of the tunnel for the state of Florida. Now it’s not going to be something that a switch is going to be flipped,” Gov. DeSantis said at Tampa General Hospital earlier in the week. “This is going to be slow and steady wins the race. It’s going to be methodical, very data driven, and there’s gonna probably be some people that think it’s too slow.”

As of Wednesday, Florida has more than 33,000 coronavirus cases, more than 5,400 hospitalizations and more than 1,200 deaths, according to DOH.

Gov Ron DeSantis unveiled his Phase 1 Plan to Reopen FL State


Orange County Task Force Establishes Initial Guidelines for Walt Disney World Reopening (Guest Spacing, Wiping Vehicles, etc.), Mayor Believes June Reopening Realistic

The Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force met early today to discuss the initial guidelines for reopening Orlando’s theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort. Other industries covered include hotels, bars, and restaurants, with a distinction set up between smaller theme parks (like Gatorland, for example) and larger theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Mayor Demings has also noted that a June reopening would be “more realistic” than a May reopening due to ongoing supply chain issues. You can browse through guidelines for each segment below:

Guidelines for Hotels establish that during Phase 1, housekeeping services should be limited and allow for minimal guest and employee exposure. Hotels and resorts should also encourage mobile check-in, something we’ve already seen being slowly implemented into the My Disney Experience app for upcoming Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservations. Room service will follow new “contactless delivery” protocols, leaving items at each guest’s door. Service items in guest rooms, like glassware, coffee cups, mini bars, and coffee makers should be removed. Self-parking should also be provided. In addition to touchless hand sanitizer at all entry points, all sanitation and cleaning should be increased throughout the property.

All employees will be required to wear face masks, with temperature checks prior to their shifts. Front desks should utilize sneeze guards.

Restaurants will only offer paper or disposeable menus, and encourage takeout and/or online orders as much possible. As always, touchless hand sanitizer should be available at all entry points and at every table. All employees will be required to wear face masks, with temperature checks prior to their shifts. All doors must be wiped down regularly, and bartenders must sanitize their hands after each drink order. Seated tables are to be set up six feet apart. During Phase 1, restaurant and bar capacity will be limited to 50%. During Phase 2, restaurant and bar capacity will be limited to 75%.

Movie Theaters will follow similar guidelines, with touchless hand sanitizer available at all entry points and all employees required to wear face masks, with temperature checks prior to their shifts. Railings, cupholders, and seats must be wiped down prior to each movie, and staff must leave doors open until the movie begins and open the doors 2 minutes prior to the movie ending. During Phase 1, parties of up to 4 people will be allowed, with 2 seats between each party. During Phase 2, parties of up to 6 people will be allowed, with 1 seat between each party.

Malls and retail will follow similar guidelines, with touchless hand sanitizer available at all entry points and all employees required to wear face masks. Employee temperature checks prior to shifts will be required for Interior Retail. Within checkout lines, there should be markers to ensure people are 6 feet apart. All countertops, railings, and door surfaces must be regularly wiped down.

For larger theme parks, guidelines establish that there should be tape markings of 6 feet in ride queues, with staff wiping down surfaces regularly. All employees will be required to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks prior to their shifts. During Phase 1, parks may reopen at 50% capacity. Phase 2 will expand capacity to 75%. Seniors 65 or older are still encouraged to stay home through Phase 2 reopenings.

Do note that these are just initial guidelines that will be continuously revised over the week during future task force meetings. All of these guidelines follow the “Opening Up America Again” three-part phased reopening plan issued by the White House, where Phase 1 is considered the earliest possible reopening time, Phase 2 marks a continued decrease in COVID-19 cases, and Phase 3 would be generally considered a “return to normal.” You can read our full analysis of the new guidelines here. To view today’s full Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting, click here.

Walt Disney World Resort remains closed indefinitely, and no official reopening date has been identified.


COVID-19 Prevention – Cleaning and Disinfection at WVH

We opening ours homes for longer stays, welcoming local guests, and offering housing to medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Our cleaning routine is important to make sure we’re doing what we can to protect ourselves and ours guests.

We want to help, so we’ve put together some guidelines based on insight and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Why cleaning is more important than ever

Cleanliness has always been top of mind for hosts and guests. But it’s even more critical as we all aim to reduce the spread of infection. According to the CDC, it’s possible for someone to contract COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface—like a doorknob or light switch—and the virus may live on some surfaces for several hours or even days. That’s why it’s essential to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often, especially between reservations.

Note: Based on CDC recommendations, we advise limiting access to your space—including for cleaning—during the 24 hours immediately after each guest’s stay. In addition, Wonder Vacation Homes is partnering in Frontline Stays program so we are required to wait 72 hours between reservations to provide ample time to properly clean and disinfect all areas accessible to the guest, due to a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure.

The difference between disinfecting and cleaning

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, it helps to understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities (like when you use a soapy sponge to wipe off a visibly dirty counter or stovetop). Disinfecting is when you use chemicals to kill germs (like spraying with a bleach solution). By cleaning first, then disinfecting, you can lower the risk of infection. 

Cleaning Guidelines

Here are some guidelines that we are following when cleaning our space between guests. Our Wonder Vacation Homes cleaning professional team is ready and setup with those Guidelines:

1. Wear disposable gear while you clean. Personal protective items like gloves, gowns, and face masks or cloth facial coverings can provide additional protection. Make sure to throw gloves out after each cleaning and then immediately wash your hands. 

2. Ventilate rooms before you clean. Allow fresh air to circulate for at least 20 minutes. If possible, leave all windows open during the entire cleaning process.

3. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after each cleaning. Use soap and water, and wash for at least 20 seconds. If that’s not possible, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Learn more about proper hand washing

4. Clean, then disinfect. Use detergent or soap and water to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Once the surface is clean, spray with a disinfectant. Let it stand for a few minutes, then wipe—and if you’re not using paper towels or disposable wipes, it’s best to use a new cleaning cloth for each guest.

5. Avoid touching your face while cleaning. To prevent the spread of germs, the CDC recommends not touching your face, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands—so pay extra attention when cleaning.

6. Use the right disinfectant. We use the professional household disinfectants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as cleaning solutions with diluted household bleach or at least 70% alcohol, are believed to be effective against the coronavirus. We pay special attention to frequently touched surfaces, like light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, and faucet handles. (See our full list of surfaces to disinfect at the bottom of the page.)

7. Don’t forget about sofas, rugs, drapes, and other soft, porous surfaces. Carefully remove any visible dirt or grime, then clean with the appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. If possible, machine-wash items according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

8. Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. That includes bed sheets, mattress covers, hand and bath towels, kitchen towels, and blankets. Remember to wear gloves when handling dirty laundry, and take care to avoid shaking laundry, which could increase the spread of germs.

9. Clean and disinfect laundry baskets and hampers. If possible, consider using a liner that is either disposable or that you can throw into the washing machine.

10. Empty the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning. You should wipe down the vacuum cleaner with disinfectant, along with appliances like your dishwasher and washing machine.

11. While restocking your supplies, take a moment to check expiration dates. And remember to never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaning solution that can release toxic gases that are dangerous to inhale.

12. Line trash cans. Placing bags into trash bins will make it easier to dispose of tissues and other waste. 

13. Dispose of or wash your cleaning supplies. If you’re using paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and other disposable cleaning supplies, take the trash out after you’re done. If you’re using cleaning cloths and other reusable products, make sure to machine-wash them at the highest heat setting appropriate for the material.

14. Safely remove any cleaning gear. When you’re done cleaning, immediately remove any protective outerwear like gowns, gloves, or masks, and dispose of them or wash accordingly. Remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds afterwards. 

15. OZON Machine. Before Each check-in we are running for 2 hours, ours OZON MACHINES that kills 99.5% os bacterias in the air also to maximize cleaning and disinfection from ours environments , as a plus from Wonder Vacation Homes Cleaning Team !

Helping guests protect themselves

We are encouraging social distancing by offering self check-in and checkout and we are also minimizing person-to-person contact by avoiding routine maintenance during your guest’s stay.

To help guests maintain a higher standard of cleanliness and hygiene, we had ours spaces is well-stocked with the essential amenities, and we consider adding a few extras. Things like:

  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer 
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper 

WVH units are stocked plenty of extra towels and sheets, especially for guests who are staying for more than a few days. You can encourage guests to clean up after themselves by leaving disinfectants and other cleaning supplies for them. You may even want to print and share the above cleaning guidelines so that if they decide to clean or wash linens, they can do so according to the CDC’s guidelines.

Checklist of items to clean and disinfect


  • Doorknobs
  • Air vents
  • Surfaces
  • Light switches 
  • Remote controls 
  • Tables
  • Fan and lamp chains
  • Window sills and window handles
  • Thermostats
  • Keys
  • Hairdryers 
  • Railings
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • Garbage and recycling bins 


  • Sinks
  • Cabinet handles and pulls 
  • Appliances: oven, toaster, pressure cooker, coffee maker, etc.
  • Condiments: oil, salt and pepper shakers, commonly used spices and containers, etc. 
  • Kitchenware that isn’t dishwasher safe: ceramic bowls, kids’ plasticware, etc.
  • Hard-backed chairs 


  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Faucet handles
  • Showers and tubs
  • Shower curtains and doors
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and soap dispensers 


  • Hangers and luggage racks
  • Nightstands

Cleaning appliances:

  • Dishwashers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Washer/dryer units

Kids’ items: 

  • Toys
  • Portable cribs and playpens 
  • High chairs

Other amenities: 

  • Bikes 
  • Surfboards
  • Games
  • Books
Ours Specialized Housekeepings are Ready for
Clean and Disinfect all Corners of Each Wonder Vacation Home


Wonder Vacation Homes is Hosting w Great Discounts for Long Stays

SPECIALTY DEAL: We are offering WONDERFUL properties for an amazing price!Book your stay of 30 days or more NOW and SAVE 30% on your rental! We also have specials on shorter stays, take advantage of our low prices and book NOW! We have Business Traveler opportunities also, please request by email [email protected] or message us here from our website! We are waiting to host YOU!

Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends all Vacation Rentals in Florida until 04/30

Safety is our number one priority. We have been following the news very closely, working in accordance with all guidelines being given by the CDC, WHO, and our local government.

At this time it’s our duty to inform you that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has extended the existing statewide short-term rental ban until April 30th.

If you already have a reservation, don’t worry, your stay is unaffected. This ban is for the creation of new reservations during this time period.

For all guests looking to book, we are excited to welcome you any time after May 1st.

There are a few exceptions where guests would still be allowed to check in:

  • Long Stays : Rentals for more than 30 days
  • Professionals Relief Related: Rentals to persons performing military, emergency, governmental, health or infrastructure response activities
  • Business Travelers: Travelers engaged in non-vacation commercial activities

Please click here to see all original Executive Order

Click here to see the Extending Executive Order

Check the Video from Conference COVID-19 Update :

LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis gives COVID-19 update

LIVE NOW: Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a press conference on Florida's COVID-19 response

Posted by WTXL Tallahassee on Saturday, April 11, 2020


Florida Governor issues Statewide, 30-day stay-at-home order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Wednesday instructing the state of Florida to “take a pause” for 30 days and stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DeSantis said the statewide stay-at-home order will go into effect Friday April 3rd, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through May 1st, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Residents will still be allowed to go out to get essential supplies, including food and groceries.

I’m issuing an executive order directing all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary and essential activities,” the governor said.

Click Here to open FL Healthy Covid19 General Informations & Updates

Click Here to Open Original Governor DeSantis Executive Order

Covid-19 Special Policies

Hello Dear Guest

Thank you for booking with us. Please note we have added an alternative option for our guests at this time! We are changing reservations dates for a future stay FOR FREE for you, due temporary preventive novel COVID-19.

Please give us a future date and we will more than happy to update/move your booking now!
If you don’t know the date for travel yet, we can move it sometime in the next two years until you have your chosen dates specified.
*Note- the booking will be non refundable after any movement is done

Please #postpone your stay to help our industry, don’t cancel- you can come any other date in future!

All bookings not updated before the check in date will be marked a no-show and will not be eligible for a refund or for this date change option. Please be sure to give us your choice as soon as possible!

Wonder Vacation Homes wants you to know we are following COVID-19 and the news very closely. Your safety is our number one concern.

At this time, we are working under the guidelines and recommendations given to us by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization-

CDC Travel Advisory:

WHO Travel Advisory:

We understand your concerns and are following the news every day to update our policies accordingly. We are happy to move your booking to the future! Guidelines for this change are as listed below:

If you choose to move dates,

  • Your reservation will be used as flexible travel credit
  • The dates on your booking will be updated to the same unit at another point in time at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE (excludes Dec.20-Jan.5)
  • Once moved, your reservation will become non-refundable
  • If unsure of your new dates at this time, just let us know and we will move your booking to 2021/2022 for now and update to your selected dates once chosen.

Please let us know if you would like to accept this offer, we would love to host you!

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Wonder Vacation Homes Team