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Retail Businesses

The Governor’s order allows retail businesses to operate at 50 percent of building capacity.

Restaurants and Bars

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) released an Amended Emergency Order 2020-09 to amend and clarify operating restrictions for bars and restaurants set forth in Emergency Order 2020-09, which was issued on Friday, June 26.

The Amended order states the following:

1. Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, but not licensed to offer food service, shall suspend sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, provided that these vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises; and

2. Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, and also licensed to offer food service, may continue to operate as restaurants at 50% of seating occupancy for the service of food and beverages to customers seated at tables or bar counters with appropriate social distancing.

 For additional information, or to report violators of Emergency Order 2020-09, please contact the DBPR Customer Service Hotline at 850-487-1395.

Effective immediately, the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation said bars (establishments that derive 50 percent or more of their revenue from alcohol) must suspend the sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premise. They may sell alcohol in sealed containers for offsite consumption. 

Restaurants may serve alcohol at tables as long as the restaurants derive 50 percent or less of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Restaurants can operate at 50 percent of indoor capacity. Outdoor seating capacity will not be limited, as long as tables are 6 feet apart.

Employees and customers of businesses in unincorporated Monroe County are required to wear facial coverings in public settings. The City of Key West and other municipalities may have additional guidelines.

Entertaining Businesses

Entertaining businesses, like movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, and arcades, may also operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitation. 

Tattoo Shops

Tattooing, body piercing, tanning, and massage establishments are also allowed to reopen with appropriate safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Health.

Salons, Barbershops, Fitness Centers, and Massage Therapy

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All personal services can operate at regular capacity, in accordance with CDC and OSHA guidelines per the latest Governor’s Executive Order 20-139.

City of Key West Additional Directives

The City of Key West may have additional protections.

Governor’s Essential Services Lists