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Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants to Mitigate the Spread of Coronavirus

The executive order covers bars and nightclubs, beaches and restaurants.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that, his office insisted, “will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).”

The executive order covers the following:

Bars and Nightclubs

Under the direction of Governor DeSantis, all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days. Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will be enforcing and providing further guidance.

Beaches

The governor is directing parties accessing public beaches in the state of Florida to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.

Restaurants

Restaurants across the state of Florida will now be required to limit customer entry to 50 percent of capacity. Seating must be staggered and limited to ensure seated parties are separated by a distance of at least six feet, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Restaurants are encouraged to remain open and expand take-out and delivery services. Additional information will be provided by DBPR.

 

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