Florida bars allowed to reopen Sept. 14

Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 7:16 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida Secretary of Department of Business and Professional Regulation Halsey Beshears has announced that bars will be allowed to re-open on Monday, September 14 at 50% capacity.

The DBPR originally suspended alcohol services at bars across the state on June 26.

In March, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the closure of bars across the state at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but allowed them to reopen on June 5 as part of Phase II of the state’s reopening.

“I think if people act responsible, they can be reasonably safe,” Leon Pub President Bill Hasselback said.

“There’s been a dip, but a manageable one,” added Paul Woodward, a co-founder of Ology.

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