DUE TO THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE Mad Hippo Saloon WILL BE CLOSING AT 5 pm today for 30 days. Everyone be safe and thank you for your support. We hope to see you in 30 days during the Spring season.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced tighter guidelines for the state, including closing all bars and nightclubs for 30 days. The closure begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The decision comes after nearly 200 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The decision comes on St. Patrick’s Day, when bars are usually packed in celebration. The governor said Tuesday morning, despite the “social distancing” recommendation by the CDC and White House, Florida officials noticed there are still large groups of people congregating at bars.