Osceola County’s executive policy board will hold a briefing at 6 p.m. tonight, where it is expected to institute a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting tonight. Orange County instituted the same earlier this afternoon.
About an hour prior to that, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide executive order directing all restaurants and food establishments within the entire state to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers. The listed establishments may, however, operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services.
As part of this order, however, restaurants will now be allowed to offer alcohol as part of take-out or delivery orders, lifting a longstanding restriction that prohibited restaurants from selling “package sales of alcohol for delivery, take-out or consumption off-premises.” Alcohol sales to go with food that is pick-up or delivered will be permitted and I.D. will be required for orders including alcohol.
The executive Order also 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 and shall take additional measures as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.”