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.
With the schools closed, ordering some take out would keep the food pantry stockpiled while helping a major employment sector keep people employed as we fight through this outbreak.— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) March 16, 2020
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Statement from the County Health Dept. below. pic.twitter.com/naqINDy8AS
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.
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