Florida Suspending ‘On Premises Consumption of Alcohol At Bars Statewide’


During the Orange County Economic Recover Task Force meeting, one of the topics brought up was the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in the area and how there was a possible correlation to the open bars. Now the State of Florida is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars across the state.

The Secretary of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Halsey Beshears tweeted the following:


The order goes into effect immediately.


This comes after the Department of Health indicated 8,942 positive COVID-19 cases yesterday. This has “shattered previous highs.”

Beshears told WCTVBased on 8500+ new cases and this recent spike, DBPR felt it was prudent to close the bars to arrest this surge in cases.

Now this would be for on premises consumption at bars. I’m not really sure how this is going to apply to Walt Disney World. Most of their kiosks offer drinks to go so if they would consider drinking it in the parks “on premises” I can’t say. I would think since they have the mask rules in place and they aren’t letting people congregate it might still be allowed.

Some sources are reporting that alcohol served in restaurant settings will still be allowed.

Hopefully Disney will clarify this in regards to the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Sources: WPTV, WCTV, Mickeyblog

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