Florida Reopens for Indoor Service Despite 650,000 Coronavirus Cases

At 12:01 on Monday, Florida bars will reopen for indoor alcohol service Orlando sentinel Report. Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the Secretary of State for the Department of Trade and Professional Regulation Halsey Beishers rescinded the emergency order, which closed drinking establishments and allowed them to operate at 50 percent indoor capacity . According to Johns Hopkins University, the state has more than 652,000 confirmed cases of new coronoviruses, the highest in the country. Bars in Florida opened at half-capacity for three weeks in June, but the state soon experienced an increase in cases of COVID-19, ranging from bars to outbreaks. “Obviously, we linked some outbreaks to bars in Florida. But my understanding is that this behavior may have been happening in private dwellings. Bar owners have sued the state based on its lockdown orders.

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