TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Bars across Florida won't be able to serve drinks any time soon.
Friday, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears announced that there are no plans for a reversal on the executive order that suspended on-premises consumption of alcohol at Florida bars.
He said that the state had a three week deadline to reevaluate the order. "Due to the continuing increase in positivity," Beshears said that the order will remain in effect.
We established a 3 week deadline at DBPR to reevaluate the sale of alcohol in establishments with consumption on premises licenses, without ever promising to open anything back up. Due to the continuing increase in positivity, there will be no change from emergency order 2020-09.— HalseyBeshears (@HalseyBeshears) July 17, 2020