Florida Governor Orders Closure Of All Bars, Nightclubs

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered the closure of all bars and nightclubs throughout the Sunshine State beginning at 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain in effect for 30 days in order to slow the transmission of the coronavirus.

Restaurants are limited to 50% of occupancy.

DeSantis said he is going to speak to mayors on both coasts later today regarding beach closures.

DeSantis recommends that all colleges universities send students home for the Spring semester and conduct online learning courses.