The announcement came somewhat unexpectedly after bars were shuttered in June.

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TAMPA, Fla. ‘ Starting Monday, bars will be able to reopen at half capacity. The announcement came somewhat unexpectedly after bars were shuttered in June.

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Last week the Secretary of Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Halsey Beshears, announced bars could reopen Monday at 50 percent capacity. Bars will reopen with the original guidelines mandated by the state: 50 percent capacity indoors, socially distant seating outside and bar service offered to seated patrons only.

We are rescinding amended EO 20-09 from DBPR as of Monday. Starting Monday, all bars will be reopened at 50% occupancy.

Date: 9/14/2020 8:18:25 AM
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Quite a lot has been going on:

Takeaways from Tallahassee ‘ Vape 2.0

Rep. Jackie Toledo is vowing to bring back a bill in the next legislative session to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco or vape products from 18 to 21.

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill (SB 810) that would have increased the legal age and banned flavored vape juices until they received approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

DeSantis vetoed the bill arguing it was, in part, redundant and also detrimental to smoking cessation efforts.

Federal law already increased the legal selling age. But DeSantis also said the bill could do more harm to smoking cessation efforts than good. By banning flavored vapes, more people might turn back to smoking cigarettes, which he argues is more dangerous.’

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Date: 2020-09-12T09:49:48+00:00
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Live on tape ‘ Florida’s Republican governor ‘ who catapulted into office with a large assist from President Donald Trump ‘ is scheduled to get his moment at the Republican National Convention, although he won’t be there in person.

The checklist ‘ DeSantis recorded a video at the governor’s mansion where he is expected to tell a national audience about how Trump, who now calls the Sunshine State home, has provided ‘critical support for Florida’ especially over the last two years. That probably means lauding Trump for his help on the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, and federal aid following Hurricane Michael.

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