Florida Governor Ron DeSantis orders all bars, nightclubs to close for at least 30 days

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis orders all bars, nightclubs to close for at least 30 days

Florida Governor at the podium

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that all Florida bars and nightclubs will close for the next 30 days during a press conference on March 17.

More than 170 Florida residents have tested positive for coronavirus as of this writing.

The Governor also outlined new guidelines for restaurants, stating that employees should be screened before entering the business to be sure they don’t have the virus.

Restaurants are currently advised to limit capacity by 50%, and provide staggered seating arrangements so no tables are at least 6 feet apart.

DeSantis noted that city’s in Florida can go beyond these guidelines, but wanted to set these as the minimum standards going forward.

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