States Order Bars and Restaurants Closed

Several states ordered the closure of bars and restaurants on Sunday, a drastic step to enforce “social distancing.”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that an order will be issued to close bars and restaurants in Ohio beginning at 9pm.

Shortly after DeWine’s announcement, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants in his state to be closed from Monday evening through March 30.

In Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker banned gatherings of over 25 people on Sunday, and ordered restaurants to be take-out only from Tuesday through April 17.

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom called on all bars, nightclubs and wineries in his state to be closed in an official guidance, adding: “We have the capacity to enforce if necessary.” He also called for all Californians above the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions to self-isolate.

Devin Nunes said earlier today that it was a great time to go out in California and support your local pub.

Dr. Anthony Fauci made the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows, imploring young people to stop flooding bars and restaurants.

“I think we should be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting,” he said. “I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing.”

See more at Axios.