Governor DeSantis issues order to close all fitness centers and food establishment dining areas

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 15:57:25-04

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order, directing all restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers.

Food establishments may, however, operate their kitchens to provide delivery or take-out services.

This Executive Order lifts the restriction that prohibits a specially licensed food service establishment from selling package sales of alcohol for delivery, take-out, or consumption off-premises for restaurants.

Alcohol sales that are pick-up or delivered with food will be permitted, and an I.D. will be required for orders, including alcohol.

The Executive Order requires the closures of gymnasiums and fitness centers within the State of Florida.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) shall utilize its authorities under Florida law to further implement and enforce the provisions of this Executive Order. It shall take additional measures as necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

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