From the Miami Herald:
The Florida Department of Business and Regulatory affairs announced Friday it is suspending alcohol consumption at all bars statewide, amid a surging statewide coronavirus caseload.
The announcement was tweeted just before 11:30 a.m. by Department Secretary Haley Beshears. It was not immediately clear how the announcement would affect restaurants that serve alcohol, restaurants with bars that serve alcohol, or bars that serve food.
Earlier Friday, the state announced another record of reported COVID-19 cases.
Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.
— HalseyBeshears (@HalseyBeshears) June 26, 2020
JUST IN: Florida reports massive single-day increase of 9,000 coronavirus caseshttps://t.co/c4pwLI2yG7
— Axios (@axios) June 26, 2020
Florida reported nearly 9,000 new cases of COVID-19 today. It’s hard to imagine anything aging more poorly than this DeSantis rant from just over one month ago. pic.twitter.com/20lO4R73gO
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) June 26, 2020
VP Mike Pence: “We’ve all seen the encouraging news as we open up America again.” pic.twitter.com/f12eHPUeQr
— The Hill (@thehill) June 26, 2020
Very bad. Almost 9000 new cases in Florida today. Positivity 18.5%. pic.twitter.com/PSL6pC9WrH
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 26, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence (Today, a few minutes ago): All 50 states are “opening up safely and responsibly.”
Arizona: Fuck it, let’s party!
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) June 26, 2020