Friday, September 25, 2020

Gov. DeSantis lifts all COVID-19 restrictions on Florida restaurants

 By ABC 3 WEAR TV Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday morning that Florida is moving into full Phase 3 of its reopening.

The order specifically lifts COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants.

Restaurants can now operate at a minimum of 50% capacity -- meaning they are fully open. Gov. DeSantis says if local governments try to restrict the reopening of any restaurant, they need state's approval.

WATCH LIVE:  The video of the news conference is on this page: 

DeSantis press conference

Phase 3 also states that bars, pubs and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.