These are the states and cities that have banned dine-in service

Governments across the country have moved to close restaurants and bars to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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States and municipalities across the country have moved to close restaurants and bars to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. Here is a list of where that has happened so far. 

Dine-in service has been banned in: 

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Miami
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Utah

Caps on number of patrons are in place in:

  • Nebraska
  • Virginia

Puerto Rico is requiring establishments that sell alcoholic beverages to close daily at 6 p.m.

On Monday afternoon, President Trump called on all Americans to avoid eating in restaurants, bars and food courts as a way of slowing the spread of COVID-19. His comments did not extend to takeout and delivery.

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