Effective immediately, on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars is suspended across Florida, per the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
For how long? Indefinitely. No information.
Earlier in the day, the Department of Health reported 8,892 new coronavirus cases in the state, including over 1,000 in Orange County and a new daily high of 164 in Osceola. many of those cases are trending younger, in the 25-24 age group, which is now the demographic with the most cases in Osceola County. Most of them have come in the last week.
In response, the DBPR made the announcement via Twitter at 11:13 a.m.
Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.
— Florida DBPR (@FloridaDBPR) June 26, 2020
While no other details have been given, here’s the difference between a “bar” and “restaurant”: a “bar” derives over 50 percent of its total sales from alcohol.