In Florida, reopened bars and restaurants are shutting down again

There is no “second wave.” Because we’re still in the first. One week after Florida entered Phase 2 of reopening, and bars and restaurants began welcoming customers again, many are finding out the hard way that public gatherings remain unsafe. The Independent reports that at least six Jacksonville-area restaurants have decided to close back down after discovering that their customers either contracted the virus on premises or spread it to others. Florida has now seen 76,000 Covid-19 infections since March. Saturday was its biggest single-day increase yet.

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