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Flagler County: All bars to suspend alcohol sales for 30 days, restaurants at 50% capacity

County officials are urging all residents and businesses to follow Department of Health and CDC guidance.
by: Guest Writer

by: Julie Murphy

Public Information Officer, Flagler County


New limitations have been placed on public gatherings in Flagler County.

All bars, pubs and nightclubs are to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages for the next 30 days. All beach gatherings are limited to no more than 10 persons, and it is suggested that you distance yourselves from other parties by 6 feet.

Restaurants are immediately limited to 50% of their current building occupancy, and must maintain a minimum of 6 feet between groups of patrons. Additionally, they must limit parties to no more than 10 individuals, as well as other personnel screening requirements and restrictions.

“We are urging our restaurants consider takeout and delivery options,” Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said. “The 50% capacity is intended to ensure social distancing — 6 feet of space between your family and other customers.”

County officials are urging all residents and businesses to follow Department of Health and CDC guidance, to include:

  • Washing your hands often
  • Stay home when possible
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick

If you are sick and/or told to self-isolate:

  • Staying home
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Wearing a face mask around others
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily

Anyone with government services questions should call Flagler County’s main telephone line for clarification, 386-313-4000. All COVID-19 related questions should be directed to the hotline, 866-779-6121.

Residents are encouraged to go to the Florida Department of Health website for daily updates at noon and 6 p.m. to stay informed as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.

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