As Palm Beach County seeks Gov. DeSantis’ approval to move to Phase 2 of his reopening plan, the county’s mayor is not ready to reopen bars.
County Mayor Dave Kerner explains the daily average of coronavirus cases has jumped since Phase 1 reopening.
With that in mind, he worries the number could increase even more with the ongoing protests in our area.
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“It’s not the protests that we’re worried about, it’s the people that impose violence and property destruction. They are not protesting the death of George Floyd, best I can tell. The concern is, that’s where those bars are typically housed, and there’s only one purpose to go there, and that is to drink,” he said Friday during a news conference.
Kerner added that he hopes to allow bars to reopen as soon as possible and when it is safe.
Not word yet on when that will be.