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PALM BEACH COUNTY: Bars Remain Closed As Phase 2 Begins

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BOCA RATON, FL ( — Bars across Palm Beach County must remain closed as Phase 2 begins Tuesday morning. The bad news for bar owners and patrons was delivered by Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner during a Friday afternoon news conference.

Kerner said the bar closures are a result of an executive order issued by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, not the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners.

The Palm Beach County Phase 2 plan begins on Tuesday. Unlike other counties in the state which moved to Phase 2 quite some time ago, Palm Beach County will take baby steps, with just a few entities permitted to open as part of each step. We expect the full opening document later Friday.

Significant concern remains that reopening — in any major form — will lead to a a Palm Beach County increase in COVID-19 spread, infections and death.

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