Some states and local governments are ordering businesses to close down and placing other restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
California Governor Gavin Newsom called for the closure of bars, night clubs, wineries, and breweries throughout the state and suggested home isolation for everyone age 65 and older.
NEW: Those that are 65 and older or vulnerable to #COVID?19 must practice home isolation.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 15, 2020
Bars, night clubs, wineries, and breweries should close in CA.
Restaurants -- focus on takeout for those isolating. Maximize social distancing.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered all schools closed in the state and restricted restaurants to serving carry-out and delivery orders only.
Chicago Tribune reporter Gregory Pratt says Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will be ordering restaurants to stop serving dine-in customers in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. The order will take effect at the close of the business day on Monday.
BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will order all restaurants across the state to be closed to dine-in customers in a further attempt to curb the coronavirus. Delivery and drive up will remain open. This’ll be effective end of business tomorrow. @chicagotribune— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) March 15, 2020
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all bars and restaurants to close down on Sunday. The order goes into effect at 9:00 p.m. local time. Businesses will be allowed to remain open and offer carry-out and delivery services, but dining-in will be prohibited as the state seeks to mandate social distancing measures as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise in the state.
We will be issuing an order closing all bars and restaurants in #Ohio beginning at 9:00 tonight.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 15, 2020
Cities are beginning to take local action with the hope of flattening the curve in their communities. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered night clubs to close down and placed new restrictions on bars and restaurants.
Mayor Bowser effectively shutters D.C. bar scene—and many restaurants too. All nightclubs close immediately. Restaurant tables must be 6 feet apart.— Marc Fisher (@mffisher) March 15, 2020
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared a public emergency on Sunday, announcing the closure of schools and ordering restaurants and bars to close by 11 p.m. local time and reduce their capacity by 50 percent. The mayor announced that regulations, which prohibit food establishments from serving take-out or offering delivery, will be temporarily lifted as an added measure to promote social distancing.
Hours will be reduced to close at 11 p.m. If violated, you will be shut down for 30 days. This applies to anyone with a CV license. Additionally, beer gardens will not be opening until this public health crisis is over.— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 15, 2020
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