Gov. Inslee orders Washington restaurants and bars closed, starting Tuesday, to combat coronavirus – The Spokesman-Review, Spokesman.com
As confirmed cases of COVID – 27 grew Sunday with new patients in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational activities.
The proclamation was made after states and cities nationwide took similar action, including the shut down of Las Vegas casinos and restaurants and bars in New York. The order will take effect at : 19 am Tuesday.
In Washington, restaurants will be allowed to provide takeout and delivery, but no in-person dining will be allowed. Grocery stores and pharmacies can operate as normal, and other retail outlets must limit the number of customers shopping at any given time.
“These are very difficult decisions, but hours count here and very strong measures are necessary to slow the spread of the virus,” Inslee wrote in a statement.
Chad White, who owns Zona Blanca ceviche bar and three other restaurants, said he was working on options to serve customers.
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