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The City of Melbourne continues to work closely with officials at Brevard County and the Florida Department of Health to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and formulate a coordinated local response. 

The most current information about City of Melbourne operations, event cancellations and postponements, and other changes will be posted to this webpage.

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Phase 2

July 1, 2020, Update:

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has amended the emergency order issued on June 26, 2020, regarding the suspension of on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars and pubs to allow any establishment licensed to sell food to also sell alcohol. For details, please see Amended Emergency Order 2020-09

Phase 2 Highlights:

  • People are encouraged to limit gatherings to 50 or fewer, up from 10 or fewer under Phase
  • Restaurants can allow seating at the bar.
  • Bars can open with 50% capacity inside and must be seated for service; outdoor can operate at full capacity. However, on-site alcohol consumption at bars was suspended by the DBPR on June 26.
  • Retail can open at full capacity.
  • Gyms can operate at full capacity.
  • Entertainment businesses, such as movie theaters and bowling alleys, can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Personal service businesses, such as tattoo parlors and tanning salons, can operate following health department guidelines.

For more information about Phase 2, see:

Information about Phase 1:

Specific inquiries may be directed to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR):

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On-Site Alcohol Consumption at Bars, Pubs, and Nightclubs Suspended

Post Date:06/26/2020 4:33 PM

Effective Friday, June 26, 2020, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) ordered the suspension of on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars, pubs, nightclubs, and other establishments who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages. These vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises in accordance with Executive Order 20-71. 

Restaurants and other vendors who are licensed as public food establishments may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables in accordance with Executive Order 20-139, as long as these vendors derive 50% or less of gross income from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. 

The full Emergency Order is available on the DBPR website

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