Here’s who will be affected…
As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country some states are taking extreme measure by closing restaurants and bars.
According to the Daily Wire, the governors of Ohio and Illinois have forced the shutdown in an attempt to stop the spread.
Earlier today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wrote, “We will be issuing an order closing all bars and restaurants in Ohio beginning at 9:00 tonight. Establishments can stay open for carry-out and delivery. What we can’t have is people congregating and seated.”
“I’m aware that this will impact many, many good workers. I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but we will work to mitigate the suffering. It is our goal for everyone to get through this.”
“Every day we delay, more people will die. If we do not act and get some distance between people, our healthcare system in #Ohio will not hold up. The loss won’t only be those impacted by #COVID19, but the danger is also to everyone else who needs hospital care for other issues.”
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 15, 2020
Additionally, JB Pritzker of Illinois wrote, “There are no easy decisions to make as we address this unprecedented crisis – we must do what science and experts say will keep people safe. With that said, I am ordering all IL bars and restaurants to close to the public as of close of business Monday, Mar. 16 through Mar. 30.”
“We are working with restaurant owners and food delivery services across the state to ensure restaurants can safely keep their kitchens open to continue food delivery to people in their homes. Additionally, we are allowing drive-through and curbside pickup for restaurants to serve the public over this period.”
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