Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida’s Phase Two reopening begins Friday which will allow bars to reopen.
The order takes effect today but does not include Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
In Florida’s other 64 counties, restaurants can now seat people at a bar, and bars and pubs can open at 50% capacity with social distancing and sanitation.
“You’re seated to get served. People go, enjoy, have a drink, that’s fine, We want to kind of not have huge crowds piling in,” DeSantis said.
Retail establishments may operate at full capacity, movie theaters and bowling alleys can open at 50% capacity.
Florida allowed restaurants and retail shops to open at 25% capacity on May 4 and expanded that later in the month.
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order, which will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3rd.
The order remained in effect until May 1 and closed all non-essential businesses around the state and urged residents to stay home in an effort to fight the coronavirus.