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Bars, restaurants, and schools closing across America


Numerous states are reporting closures for bars, restaurants, and schools in hopes to prevent and slow the coronavirus.

School districts in Philadelphia, PA; Camden, NJ, and New York City, NY have reported closures for two to four weeks.

Philadelphia will close all public schools for two weeks starting Monday, March 16, due to a lack of teachers as neighboring counties work to combat the novel coronavirus. (NBC Philadelphia)

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Some school districts are allowing families to pick up breakfast and/or lunch at several locations around their respective district, to help provide food for low-income families.

Bars and restaurants in California are closing after Governor Newsom demanded it. 

In a press conference held on Sunday afternoon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all restaurants will have their occupancy levels cut in half and all bars will be closed to stop the coronavirus spread. (Variety)

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There are also closures reported in Illinois as of Monday, March 16, for about two weeks.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday afternoon that all restaurants and bars in Illinois will be closed effective at the end of the business day on Monday, continuing through March 30, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I cannot let the gravity of the choices prevent us from taking the actions that the science and the experts say will keep people safe,” Pritzker said. (CBS Local)


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Other businesses and retailers are voluntarily closing, per an article on Business Insider.

This is the one time where you should make sure your Netflix or other streaming accounts are active.

You may not have much else to do.

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