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Bars in Florida can no longer serve alcohol for 'on premises consumption' amid COVID-19 spike

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 11:45:57-04

The state of Florida is once again suspending the consumption of alcohol on the premises at bars amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation made the announcement Friday morning.

The news comes as Florida continues to set records for daily increases in COVID-19 cases, with Friday's numbers showing nearly 9,000 new cases.

Bars were allowed to reopen earlier this month as part of Governor DeSantis' Phase 2 of reopening.

It is unclear at this time if any of the other Phase 2 reopenings will be impacted by this.

The order goes into effect immediately.