Dear Tourism Partners,

As we get pertinent information from the Florida Department of Health, the CDC, and local officials, we will keep you updated with the information you need to help you make calculated decisions. Please continue to open your emails from our chamber as we continue to give you vital information and resources for stabilization during this uncertain time.

Join the Small Business Administration (SBA) call today:
March 18th, from 11 AM - Noon or 2 PM - 3 PM
Learn more about the resources SBA and SBDC (Small Business Development Center) will be providing to small businesses who have been economically impacted due to the Coronavirus.

Dial in information:
+1 (786) 749-6387
Conference ID: 590047996

If you miss the call, our Chamber will be hosting an "In the Know" Virtual Business Series starting next week Tuesday, March 24 at 10AM to keep you connected with vital resources! Open our next email for more details.
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In service to you,
Amber Batchelor
President & CEO
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce
A Message from Governor Ron DeSantis
For Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, & Beaches
For Immediate Release
Contact: Governor’s Press Office (850) 717-9282

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues an Executive Order Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order that will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bars and Nightclubs
Under the direction of Governor DeSantis, all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days. Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will be enforcing and providing further guidance.

The Governor is directing parties accessing public beaches in the state of Florida to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.

Restaurants across the state of Florida will now be required to limit customer entry to 50 percent of capacity. Seating must be staggered and limited to ensure seated parties are separated by a distance of at least six feet, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Restaurants are encouraged to remain open and expand take-out and delivery services.

Additional information will be provided by DBPR.