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I wanted to update everyone about this rapidly evolving situation related to the Coronavirus. You can go to www.cdc.gov for the latest updates. You may also sign up to get up to date information sent to your e-mail automatically from that site.  We here at Tidewater are taking preparedness precautions. Everyone needs to remember to wash hands regularly. We will be sending more information as we receive it. 


This just in from the State of Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended all bars and nightclubs in Florida for 30 days, effective as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, due to concerns over coronavirus.  It was not immediately clear if bars and nightclubs would have to shutter completely or if they will be allowed to serve food to patrons.

We are going to encourage people to take advantage of takeout and delivery services,” DeSantis said. “We are also going to be requiring restaurants screen all employees and prohibit entry for employees that may have a positive response to all the trigger questions.”

Just minutes earlier, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced bars in the city would be banned from selling alcoholic beverages on premises until March 31. Dyer said this ban would not affect liquor stores.

It is unclear how the two announcements will affect each other.  In addition, the governor announced four students at the University of Florida have tested positive for coronavirus and an additional COVID-19 related death in Broward County.

“We also had a death associated with an assisted living facility in Broward County,” DeSantis said. “The 77-year-old male, he had significant underlying health issues.”

DeSantis touched upon the Centers for Disease Control’s new recommendations for social gatherings at beaches.

“What we are going to do is for the statewide floor for beaches is applying the CDC guidance of no group on a beach more than 10 and you have to have distance apart if you are going to be out there,” DeSantis said. “Different localities are going to make decisions.”

The governor confirmed Florida now has 192 cases of coronavirus, 173 of those cases are from state residents.

“We know the people who are the most vulnerable, we have done a lot to try to help with that, the younger folks are going to be key to that, we hope this will reduce gathering in large numbers, we are trying to heed the president’s call,” DeSantis said.

Leigh Mathieu – CAM

General Manager

Tidewater Beach Owners’ Association, Inc.

16819 Front Beach Road

Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

P – 850-588-5001

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