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The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has suspended the consumption of alcohol at bars around the state, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The order takes effect immediately. According to Channel 8, the announcement came shortly after the Florida Department of Health reported a record 8,942 new coronavirus cases. A sharp increase from just yesterday. The biggest spike is in the 25 to 34 age group. [Source: Tampa Bay Times, Channel 8]

UPDATE: Restaurants are not impacted by today’s announcement. Also bars, can sell alcohol to go. But the drinks can’t be consumed on site.

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COVID-19 Testing In Tampa

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