States, Cities Put Bans On Restaurants And Bars To Stem Coronavirus Spread
Several U.S. states and major cities have taken the step of shuttering restaurants and bars, as well as nightclubs, movie theaters and other entertainment venues, in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The governors of Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington said Sunday that all restaurants and bars in their states would be ordered to stop dine-in services to mitigate the looming threat of COVID-19. Only takeout and delivery services would be allowed to continue.
“The time for persuasion and public appeals is over,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said of the decision. “This is not a joke. No one is immune to this.”
In order to combat #COVID19, all bars & restaurants in Illinois will close for on-site consumption, …continued .