Florida Continues Paced Re-engagement of Economy

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Getting the nation’s economy up and running again is critical to the success and livelihoods of American citizens.

Information from the Labor Department and American economists shows that unemployment claims are gradually decreasing in certain parts of the country. However, getting the labor market back to its pre-COVID-19 state will mean getting the men and women of America back to work.


Certain states are lifting various restrictions at a faster pace than others; Florida, for instance, is allowing bars to reopen next week with certain guidelines, according to Breitbart News.

What to Know About the Phased Reopening of Florida

On Thursday, Halsey Beshears, Florida’s secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, shared some important news.

Starting on Monday, September 14, bars across the state will have the green light to resume functions at no more than 50%. In a Twitter post, Beshears acknowledged awareness of the “struggle” that many businesses in the Sunshine State are facing due to being shut down for months on end.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation secretary also explained that the state’s hospitality industry needs to move forward. Monday’s reopening furthermore allows bars to resume the sale of alcohol to customers dining in the establishments.

Good news about the return of Florida bars arrives as the state’s Governor Ron DeSantis (R) confirms that COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined by 70% over the past two months.

The Hospitality Industry and the U.S. Economy

Further analyses of the nation’s economy are proving that the return of the hospitality industry is vital.

Millions of Americans are employed within the hospitality industry; men and women across the nation rely upon these jobs to support themselves and keep food on the table. This is why reopening restaurants and bars is so important; some folks on the left have already begun to criticize Florida’s decision to reopen bars at half capacity, but the writing is very clearly on the wall.

The gradual return of the hospitality industry also comes as congressional Republicans and Democrats spar over more COVID-19 relief legislation. Earlier this week, Democrats shut down a GOP bill that would have provided aid to businesses, increased access to testing, and much more.

Fiscal conservatives have continued to warn that a return to work is imperative and that relief packages from the government cannot last forever. The ongoing impasse currently happening in Congress continues to drive this point home.

Are you glad that Florida bars will reopen this upcoming Monday? Don’t hold back your thoughts in the comments section down below!