COVID-19 Update, Emergency Order and Regulations for Restaurants & Alcohol Sales

As of 5:00PM, March 16, 2020, Mayor Charlie Latham, in agreement and cooperation with Maylor Lenny Curry, has enacted the follow Emergency Order and Regulations:

I. All restaurants and bars as defined in City Code Sec. 34-41 in the City of Jacksonville Beach: (a) are prohibited from having more than fifty (50) patrons in the establishment at any one time during all hours of operation, and (b) are prohibited from serving, selling or allowing alcohol consumption between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m. Each establishment manager shall manage these emergency regulations.
II. All businesses, citizens and visitors of the City of Jacksonville Beach are directed to comply with these emergency orders, regulations and measures, and to cooperate with public officials and safety personnel in executing emergency plans, and to obey and comply with the lawful direction of all public officers.
III. These orders and rules have full force and effect of law, and shall be strictly enforced. Any person violating any order or rule herein so issued, or certain statutes governing emergency management and planning, shall be subject to criminal prosecution of a misdemeanor of the second degree.
IV. This Emergency Order and Regulations shall remain in effect for 30 days, up through and including April 16, 2020.
To view the official delcaration, click here.

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