The Governor of the State of Ohio has issued an order to all restaurants this day March 15, 2020.
The Governor states "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. "
You will be allowed to obtain restaurant food as carry-out orders, drive-thru orders and delivery service.
Alcohol can be purchased in store or by drive-thru.
Further updates as available...
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Here in VA there was a death from the virus near Williamsburg. The tole is 20. Last I knew the Governor asked that there shall be no social gathering more than 50 people. Many churches are now doing services online. Not sure if any restaurants in Deltaville closed yet but I can sure believe this will hurt the economy and I hope the Government is read for this.
Probably not as they just wasted 2 mil on Johnny 2 mile stations because the Radio industry can't get it right.
Illinois - GET UPDATES ON THIS POST. I will not clutter the forum with new posts for each update.
On Friday, the gaming board ordered all of the state’s 10 casinos to close for 14 days beginning Monday. All state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas and historic sites are closed until further notice.
All Illinois bars and restaurants are closing their dining rooms to customers, through March 30. Restaurant food deliveries, pick-up and drive-through services will still be available.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that gatherings of 50 people or more are banned to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All driver services facilities will be closed through March 31
UPDATE: 20 March, 2020 - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a “shelter-in-place” order, except for essentials, for the entire state starting Saturday, essentially commanding residents to stay in their homes until 7 April, 2020. Under the order people can leave their homes to get exercise outdoors and walk their pets. Local roads, including interstate highways and tollways, as well as public transit, will remain open and operating.
The directive is aimed at getting people to stay in their homes, but a number of essential needs are exempt, including going to the grocery store, putting gas in their cars and going to the pharmacy. Those businesses are not being ordered to close. Restaurants will be able to continue offering carry-out service. Agriculture, the press, veterinarians, plumbers, laundromats and banks will not be ordered closed or to stop doing business, but non-essential businesses must stop operating and if people are able to work from home and they aren’t already doing so, “now is the time when you must,” Pritzker said.
Law enforcement agencies will monitor for violations and take action when necessary, but “that is not an option that anyone prefers,” Pritzker said. Pritzker acknowledged the resources don’t exist to “police every individual’s behavior,” and said he is relying on Illinoisans to be “good members of their communities, and good citizens, working together to keep each other safe.”
In addition to the stay at home provisions, it also orders all local government units across the state to halt all evictions and bans gatherings of more than 10 people.
UPDATE: 23 March, 2020 - State health officials announced 296 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 1,049, and three new deaths, bringing the total to nine. A total of 8,374 people have been tested in the state, according to coronavirus.illinois.gov. The virus has now confirmed in at least 30 of the state’s 102 counties, as Jo Daviess, Livingston, Rock Island and Stephenson counties are now reporting cases.
UPDATE: 31 March, 2020 - Gov. J.B. Pritzker extends executive order for shelter in place, no in-school classes until April 30.
Walmart to limit number of customers in stores starting Saturday
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Friday it will start limiting the number of customers allowed in its stores beginning Saturday. The company said employees will only allow five customers inside per 1,000 square feet of store space, which equals about 20 percent of a store’s usual capacity. The average size of a Walmart Supercenter is around 180,000 square feet. Once the store reaches capacity, customers will be asked to stand in lines outside of the store at a social distance of six feet apart. Many stores have already marked the sidewalks with signage. As one customer exits the store, associates will allow one more customer inside. All aisles will be marked as one-way thoroughfares to limit contact between customers. Some stores may also begin selling only essential items.