Ohio Gov Closes Bars, Takeout Only For Restaurants

The Columbus Dispatch reports:

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered bars and restaurants to shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus. Ohio has 37 cases diagnosed so far. The governor also indicated that schools might stay closed through the school year.

Gov. Mike DeWine and the state health director ordered all Ohio bars and restaurants to close by 9 p.m. Sunday. The announcement, less than six hours before the closure deadline, had restaurants and bars scrambling to plan their next steps.

The governor encouraged restaurants to offer carryout or delivery service, but he said they would not be allowed to have people congregating in the businesses.