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Anchorage bars called on to adopt more virus precautions

Jul. 2, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage officials and trade groups have announced new suggested guidelines they hope bars and restaurants will adopt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Anchorage health officials said several entertainment and hospitality businesses in the municipality have been linked to...

In this May 19, 2020, photo, Kyle Froelich, right, hands a customer a carryout six-pack of beer at Good Time Charley's in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan restaurants and bars could sell cocktails and liquor for pickup or delivery and would see a temporary cut in state liquor prices under fast-tracked legislation that supporters hope will help the industry survive the coronavirus pandemic. The state already lets bars and restaurants sell unopened beer and wine to go. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Jul. 1, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a college town where one brewpub has been linked to about 140 infections. Whitmer also signed a bill allowing bars and restaurants to sell to-go cocktails in an...

A waiter takes an order at Slater's 50/50 Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a three-week closure of bars, indoor dining and indoor operations of several other types of businesses in various counties, including Los Angeles, as the state deals with increasing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

Jul. 1, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations....

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Mexico reopening uneven, as virus cases continue high

Jul. 1, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s reopening varied widely Wednesday, with some people wearing face masks and keeping their distance while others jostled in crowded streets. The limited reopening of restaurants and other businesses in the capital came as cases continued to climb steadily. On...

FILE - California Gov. Gavin Newsom gives an update to the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. At left is Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Office of Emergency Services, OES. California is creating roving

California creates 'strike teams' to enforce virus limits

Jul. 1, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is creating “strike teams” from 10 state agencies to enforce guidelines designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. He said the teams would “go after people that are thumbing their nose, that are particularly...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 1, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 28 The Post and Courier on some cities in South Carolina mandating that people wear masks in public spaces, including in restaurants: South Carolina’s hospitality industry got overtaken by events this past week — in a good way —...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam answers a question during a press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va. Thursday, June 25,, 2020. Virginia is launching a new program to help people struggling to pay their rent or mortgages amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

In late reversal, Northam moves to keep limits on bars

Jun. 30, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is taking a late step to keep people from gathering at bars as the state prepares to enter Phase 3 of its reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said Tuesday the state's restaurants will not be allowed to fully reopen their bars as previously...

Omar Yeefoon, owner of Shoals Sound & Service vegan restaurant works behind the bar while the eatery is closed Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Dallas. Yeefoon reopened his Dallas restaurant June 10 to

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

Jun. 30, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. General manager Todd Hanley on June 4 ended a two-month coronavirus lockdown and reopened the 39-room hotel at half-capacity, along with an adjoining restaurant for outdoor dining. Yet with reported...

Omar Yeefoon, owner of Shoals Sound & Service vegan restaurant works behind the bar while the eatery is closed Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Dallas. Yeefoon reopened his Dallas restaurant June 10 to

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

Jun. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson's historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. General manager Todd Hanley on June 4 ended a two-month coronavirus lockdown and reopened the 39-room hotel at half-capacity, along with an adjoining restaurant for outdoor dining. Yet with reported COVID-19 cases...

An employee of Centogene looks out of a laboratory container at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 29, 2020. In the future, people will be able to be tested for the corona virus within a few hours at Germany's first

Domino's expands delivery options, home buying moves online

Jun. 29, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ FOOD SERVICE: — Domino's Pizza is now offering carside...