COLUMBUS (KDKA) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that he will be issuing an order to close all restaurants and bars beginning at 9:00 p.m. Sunday night.
“I’m aware that this will impact many, many good workers,” he said in a tweet. “I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but we will work to mitigate the suffering. It is our goal to get everyone through this.READ MORE: Franklin Park YMCA Installs Butler Co. Company's Virus-Killing Copper Material Invention
We will be issuing an order closing all bars and restaurants in #Ohio beginning at 9:00 tonight.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 15, 2020READ MORE: Former Allegheny County Council President John DeFazio Passes Away
The order will shut down in-person dining. Restaurants and bars will still offer carryout and delivery.
“Every day we delay, more people will die,” he said in another tweet. “If we do not act and get some distance between people, our healthcare system in Ohio will not hold up.”MORE NEWS: Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles 'How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident'
The order will remain in effect indefinitely.