Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast reiterates the announcement from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation regarding emergency order 2020-09 filed today, June 26, suspending on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.

Through the order, all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derive more than 50 percent of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages shall suspend such sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises in accordance with Executive Order 20-71, Sections 1 and 2.

Additionally, vendors who are also licensed as public food service establishments or "restaurants" under chapter 509, Florida Statutes, may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables pursuant to the restrictions in Executive Order 20-139, so long as these vendors derive 50 percent or less of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.

This emergency order takes effect date of filing, which is today June 26.

You can read the emergency order in full from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation here: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/os/documents/EO_2020-09.pdf

The City of Palm Coast Community Development Department is working to communicate this new COVID-19 related development to the few business in city limits this affects.

It is important to keep in mind, during this month the number of individuals testing positive has increased, as noted in the emergency order. Please remember follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for washing your hands, social distancing, and facial coverings.

We will continue to update you on the latest recommendations from the Department of Health, Emergency Management, and the Governor.

The City of Palm Coast will continue to update its Re-Opening Strategy in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and Florida Department of Health, as well as from Governor DeSantis.

Visit Palm Coast Connect at www.palmcoastconnect.com for the latest City of Palm Coast updates and testing locations.

COVID-19 health related questions or concerns should be directed to your regular healthcare provider or the Florida Health hotline at 866-779-6121.

COVID-19 business concerns should be directed to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation at 866-532-1440.