List of Orange County restaurants and bars closed after a resurgence of COVID-19 cases

Orange County, Fla. – After the reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Orange County restaurants and bars have had to close their stores once again due to coronavirus concerns.

Florida is now in Phase 2 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ reopening plan, but as of June 24, cases of respiratory illness continue to grow by the thousands every day.

Several Orange County establishments have closed after their employees or customers tested positive for coronavirus, while others are closing as a precaution.

The following restaurants and bars have closed due to COVID-19 concerns:

Knight’s Pub, 3910 Alafaya Trial, Orlando. The popular club near UCF closed after 13 employees and 28 sponsors tested positive for COVID-19 at the bar.

Will’s Pub, 1042 N Mills Ave., Orlando. The bar closed after a customer tested positive for COVID-19, according to the bar.

Lil ‘indie and dirty clothes, 1036 N Mills Ave Orlando. Both bars are closed until the properties can be properly cleaned and disinfected.

The staff at Will’s Pub, Lil ‘Indie’s and Dirty Laundry are also being tested for the virus.

A Lil Indie’s Facebook post shows that employees won’t be able to return to work until they have a test result proving they are safe to do so.

A Gators Dockside Apopka Facebook post said an employee recently tested positive for COVID-19 and that the restaurant will remain closed until it has been thoroughly cleaned and staff has been properly tested.

The matador 724 Virginia Dr Orlando announced on Facebook that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on June 19.

The rest of the employees are also being tested. El Matador is closed until further notice, teams will continue to disinfect and clean the bar.

The guest house, 1321 Mills Ave N Orlando, is temporarily closed as a precaution as COVID-19 cases increase in Orange County.

“To date, not a single member of our team has tested positive, however, as a precaution, we believe it is our duty to temporarily shut down to adequately protect our team and our community,” a Facebook post from The Guesthouse read.

Both of them Lazy Moon Pizza’s places Temporarily closed after both the UCF and Mills Ave. locations made employees test positive for the virus. All locations will undergo professional sterilization, according to the restaurant.

Lazy Moon will reopen on June 24 and it will be just to go and deliver.

Aero Rooftop, 60 N Orange Ave., Orlando, is not closed, but the store had a positive employee test for COVID-19 on June 18, according to a Facebook post.

This story will be updated as more closings are announced.

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