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DeSantis orders all gyms closed, restaurants allowed to-go options only

March 20, 2020 - Gov. Ron DeSantis followed the precedent of states like California, New Jersey, Minnesota and many others Friday, closing all gyms and dine-in restaurants to mitigate the effects of Covid-19. DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71, ordering restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption. Establishments are, however, allowed to operate their kitchens for delivery or take-out options

DeSantis also lifted the restrictions for specially licensed food service establishments to sell alcohol for delivery or take-out off-premises. To-go or delivery alcohol sales with food will be permitted, and will require an I.D.

The order requires the closure of the all gyms and fitness centers throughout the state, unless part of a hotel, residential building, police station, or single-occupancy office building. 

Read the details of the order here: DeSantis Executive Order 20-71

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