Home Business BREAKING NEWS: Florida bans alcohol at bars as state sets single-day coronavirus... BREAKING NEWS: Florida bans alcohol at bars as state sets single-day coronavirus case record June 26, 2020 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Kelli Rizza cleans the bar before at McSorley's Beach Pub on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale Fla. Brynn Anderson / AP No on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide, effective immediately By Jason Schaumburg | The Center Square Florida is suspending the consumption of alcohol at bars, effective immediately. Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears made the declaration Friday on Twitter. “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide,” Beshears tweeted. The announcement came Friday, shortly after the Florida Department of Health reported 8,942 new coronavirus cases, breaking Wednesday’s single-day record of more than 5,500 new cases. According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the percent of positive tests in Florida is 13.4 percent and trending up. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has scheduled a COVID-19 news conference for 2 p.m. EDT Friday. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Orange Co. addresses gyms as COVID hotspots, reopens CARES assistance, offers free sandbags, and more Apopka makes top 50 in Florida as most budget-friendly for renters Central Florida hospital system flexing to meet the demand for available ICU beds and testing LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.