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Governor orders all restaurants and food establishments within Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption

Restaurants may operate for delivery or take-out services

FROM: Helen Aguirre Ferré, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis
DATE:  March 20, 2020
RE:      Executive Order 20-71

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation  Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71, directing all restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers. The listed establishments may, however, operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services.
This Executive Order lifts the restriction that prohibits a specially licensed food service establishment from selling package sales of alcohol for delivery, take-out or consumption off-premises for restaurants complying with Executive Order 20-68, through the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52. Alcohol sales to go with food that is pick-up or delivered will be permitted and I.D. will be required for orders including alcohol.
Additionally, the Executive Order requires the closures of gymnasiums and fitness centers within the State of Florida. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) shall utilize its authorities under Florida law to further implement and enforce the provisions of this Executive Order and shall take additional measures as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
Helen Aguirre Ferré
Director of Communications
Governor Ron DeSantis

For questions, please contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395.