2 Mexican restaurants with flies shutdown past week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Inspectors issued emergency shutdown orders for two restaurants in Northeast Florida in the past week. Si Senor Fresh Mex on St. Johns Bluff Road got the shutdown orders after Division of Hotel and Restaurants inspectors found the restaurant wasn’t holding food at the right temperature. The inspector also found 30 lives flies in the restaurant’s bar area. Si Senor Fresh Mex corrected enough of the major violations to reopen the next day but required a follow-up inspection. RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failing inspection | Follow-up inspection with a perfect scoreAll restaurant reports are provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
Gyms reopen, restaurant seating expands Monday in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gyms and fitness centers were allowed to reopen Monday and restaurants can now seat more customers, as Gov. DeSantis announced Friday that restaurants on Monday could expand their indoor seating to accommodate 50% occupancy, after being limited to 25% occupancy since May 4. Under the guidelines laid out by the governor, gyms can reopen at up to 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place. The governor’s phase one plan for gyms includes encouraging people to make appointments or schedule the use of equipment. “They have to provide how they're going to do it, how they're going to accommodate the guests, how they're going to protect the staff, and then they need to have an endorsement from the relevant official in their locality.”Movie theaters and bars, meanwhile, will remain closed.
What to expect from the next step in DeSantis’ plan to reopen Florida
Ron DeSantis on Friday unveiled the next part of his plan to reopen the state as it recovers from the financial fallout of the pandemic. Below is a list of the changes we’ve compiled:RestaurantsIndoor seating at restaurants is going up to 50-percent capacity, an increase from 25-percent capacity. DeSantis gave his blessing for libraries and museums to reopen at 50-percent capacity, but he left the door open for local officials to decide when to reopen. GymsGyms can reopen at 50-percent capacity, but the governor urged people to practice social distancing and sanitize surfaces when they’re done. Professional sportsSports teams can resume training at their venues and the governor welcomed out-of-state teams to come to Florida as well.