Executive Order 20-71 suspends the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink or in sealed containers for consumption on the premises at all licensed alcoholic beverage vendor premises. The order provides that such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. The order also allows a specially licensed food service establishment to make package sales of alcoholic beverages under certain conditions, notwithstanding the restrictions in section 561.20(2)(a)4., F.S.  The order provides authority for licensed alcoholic beverage vendors to request the return of undamaged products purchased for events cancelled in response to COVID-19, subject to conditions and recordkeeping requirements specified in the order.  The order clarifies that retail stores and vendors that currently sell sealed containers of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption may continue such sales.  Regarding restaurants and food establishments licensed under Chapters 500 and 509, F.S., the order suspends on-premises food consumption for customers while allowing the establishment to operate the kitchen for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services.

Executive Order 20-87 orders all parties engaged in rental of vacation rental properties to suspend vacation rental operations. Vacation rentals are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in for the duration of the order.

If you believe any licensee is operating contrary to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-71 or Executive Order 20-87, please report the information to DBPR using the below form:

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