As part of the efforts to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, new policies are being put in to effect immediately in Orlando and throughout the state of Florida with the goal of reducing the number of people gathering in bars and restaurants.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis ordered that bars and nightclubs throughout the state will be closed for 30 days.
Additionally, Governor DeSantis “called for restaurants to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity with at least 6 feet between tables.”
Moments prior to the announcement by DeSantis this morning, the Orlando Sentinel also reports that Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced “that bars would be prohibited from serving drinks on-site” through the end of March. Mayor Dyer’s order includes restaurants and hotels as well as bars nightclubs.
Note that other steps are being taken in the state outside of the restaurant world. For instance, though Florida’s beaches are not closed, DeSantis states that gatherings of people on the beach should be limited to 10 people.
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Source: Orlando Sentinel