Governor Ron DeSantis announced on June 3 that bars, movie theaters and bowling alleys in most of the state, including the Florida Keys, can reopen on Friday, June 5. The order does not apply to the counties hit hardest by the coronavirus, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach.
Under the latest executive order, bars can operate at 50% capacity indoors, and at full capacity outside as long as space allows for proper social distancing of 6 feet between tables.
Entertainment businesses such as movie theaters and bowling alleys can open at 50% capacity beginning on Friday as well. Personal service businesses such as tattoo parlors may reopen as well, and people can begin gathering in groups of 50 or less, starting Friday, the order states.
DeSantis said restaurants and retail shops, which are currently limited to 50% capacity, could open up to full capacity as long as they have space to practice social distancing.
Restaurants can serve food and drinks at bars with chairs at least 6 feet apart, but bars will only be allowed to serve people who are seated, he said during a press conference Wednesday in Orlando.