As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) takes an even stronger foothold in our state, we must take more and more precautions to ensure the safety of all Floridians, as well as the rest of the country. As such, the state of Florida has issued an executive order pertaining to the new coronavirus. This order will affect various aspects of our lives, including the following:
- All licensees authorized to sell alcoholic beverages that derive more than 50% of their profits from selling alcoholic beverages must suspend all sales for 30 days from March 17, 2020. Rather obviously, this includes bars, pubs, and nightclubs in the state.
- All those attending beaches may not go in gatherings exceeding 10 persons, and everyone at the beach must stay at least 6 feet away from one another. Additionally, local authorities can close beaches if they deem it necessary.
- All restaurants must limit their maximum occupancy by 50% of their initial occupancy allowed by law, and there must be at least a 6-foot distance between any patrons attending the restaurant, and parties must not exceed 10 persons. Additionally, all restaurant employees must abide by various guidelines set forth in the executive order, of which you can read more about in the link below.
These are just some of the major aspects touched on in the executive order, which is why if you would like to learn more, you should click the PDF below to read more about the executive order, and how it may affect you. Though these are difficult times, we would like to say that as long as we keep positive and remain supportive of one another, we will get through this together. If you have any additional questions regarding matters of personal injury law, real estate law, or business law, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Jacksonville attorneys today.