March 20, 2020
GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS LIFTS ALCOHOL DELIVERY BAN, ALLOWS RESTAURANTS TO STAY OPEN FOR DELIVERY AND TAKE-OUT TO PROTECT FLORIDIANS FROM COVID-19 SPREAD
TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida restaurants will move to take-out and delivery only in response to the evolving COVID-19 impact across the state. In his Executive Order, the Governor also lifted the ban on alcohol delivery for restaurants under certain conditions.
In the order, Governor DeSantis expressed his support to retailers, restaurants, and employees as they pursue creative business practices that safely serve consumers during this temporary period of social distancing.
“Governor DeSantis continues to lead and take swift action out of precaution for the safety of Florida residents and visitors,” said Carol Dover, President & CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Allowing restaurants to stay open for delivery and take-out, while also lifting the ban for alcohol delivery, is critical to supporting Florida’s dining establishments and their employees. We applaud Governor DeSantis for allowing Florida’s hospitality industry to continue to meet the needs of communities across Florida during this difficult time.
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