Bars and restaurants in Florida were quick to open after the Covid-19 pandemic forced them to close for months, but, now many are closing their doors again after a spike in Coronavirus cases.
At least six bars in northern and central Florida have revealed that they had to close their doors after cases.
According to the health department, there have been two consecutive days with more than 2,000 new cases.
Per The Independent, One Jacksonville Beach bar revealed that they closed after positive cases,
“Our establishment has become aware of positive tests for COVID-19 and has visited our business,” wrote Wreck Tiki Lounge owner Fernando Meza on Faceboo. “We will be closed the next few days to sanitize the bar and send our staff to get tested.”
Lynch’s Irish Pub also said that it was closing after 15 people became infected with Covid-19 after the weekend.
Governor Ron deSantis shut down concerns about the new spike in cases, blaming it on increased testing,
“I think it’s important for people to understand who is being tested now compared to who was being tested in March and early April when we had kind of our peaks then,” said deSantis.