Pima County encouraging public to support local restaurants through pickup and delivery orders

Posted at 10:51 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 13:57:31-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Health Department is calling on the public to do their part in supporting local restaurants and establishments.

As the number of coronavirus cases has increased both locally and globally, citizens are being asked to practice "social distancing," which is causing more people to eat at home.

"Our local restaurants are all working hard to implement social distancing strategies and other measures to ensure their patrons are safe," said the health department in a statement.

Pima County says with schools closed, ordering some take out would keep the food pantry stockpiled while helping a major employment sector keep people employed.

Multiple states ordered the closure of bars and restaurants until further notice over the weekend.

This week, the health department will be meeting with local restaurant industry leaders to discuss strategies to keep restaurants open.