PARKLAND, FL- Governor Ron DeSantis, in an effort to more rapidly curb the spread of COVID-19, significantly increased public space and business closures in Broward and Palm Beach counties on Friday morning.

All Broward and Palm Beach beaches, movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, fitness studios, and gymnasiums will be closed until at least the end of the end of March. The situation will be evaluated as the month ends, and the closures could be extended at that point.