City of Naples Health Information Update – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
June 26, 2020
Naples, FL (June 26, 2020) – The City of Naples continues to monitor and collect data on the COVID-19 medical health crisis. The City wants to provide accurate information and safety education to protect the public health and welfare. The health crisis is rapidly evolving, and recent data seems to indicate a surge in cases across the State of Florida. These increased cases and community spread effect our community, healthcare systems, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions. The following provides an update to the community on recent changes and restrictions.
Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs
- Under Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines, bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises were given permission to operate at 50% of their indoor capacity, as long as they provided seated service. During the month of June 2020, the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 increased significantly, especially among younger individuals. Some of these cases are suspected to have originated from visits to bars, pubs and nightclubs who may have disregarded restrictions set forth in Phase 2 Smart, Step by Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery.
- – The Governor has directed the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to enforce restrictions of Executive Order 20-139. With that, the Secretary of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation has ordered through Department of Business and Professional Regulation Emergency Order 2020-09 to suspend sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off premises in accordance with EO 20-71.
- Considering the increased COVID-19 cases in Collier County and the State, the City of Naples is strongly encouraging all residents and guests of Naples to continue practicing social distancing and to wear face coverings while in public and in areas where social / physical distancing is difficult.
View DBPR Emergency Order 2020-09