In an executive order released today, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all restaurants and food establishments in Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption, effective immediately. Their kitchens can remain open for delivery and take-out services.
This supersedes DeSantis order earlier this week limited businesses open to the be limited to 50% of legal capacity.
The new order also lifts a ban on delivery or take-out sales of alcohol for food establishments, as long as the buyer has identification of legal age.
The order also calls for stand-alone gyms to shutter their doors.
The new executive order also orders all gyms and fitness centers to close. The ban will end on Friday, May 8, according to the executive order.
DeSantis’ order directs the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to enforce the limitations.