Coronavirus update from Ohio
Sunday, March 15th at 9 pm Ohio governor stated that all bars and restaurants will be closed to in-house dining. These places can stay open for carry-outs and deliveries only. On the radio this morning it was stated that they want 8 weeks with no gathering places to help keep this under control and to a minimum. I understand this is necessary but this is going to be devastating for all our small restaurants and pubs downtown. I do not see a lot of these businesses surviving this temporary shut-down. They did try to reassure us that grocery stores will remain open but most of them has had to change their hours of operation to have enough time for cleaning and stocking. From my understanding, more than likely schools will not be returning for the remainder of the academic year but that has not yet been made official. Ohio officials have predicted COVID-19 infections to peak in late April to early May.