Bars close, cities debate masks as Florida virus cases rise

  • Two women wear protective masks as they walk outside a county office building Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Members of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group voted 5-3 on Monday to implement an executive order that would require the wearing of protective face coverings throughout Hillsborough County. The executive order requires everyone inside a for-profit business that is open to the public to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be maintained, excluding family members or others residing in your home. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

ORLANDO, Fla. — A popular bar where dozens of workers and patrons have contracted the coronavirus became Florida’s first to have its liquor license suspended since bars and pubs reopened earlier this month, after a state inspector found patrons weren’t socially distancing and following other restrictions.