The Shelby County Well being Division has introduced new restrictions on bars and eating places after witnessing a surge in coronavirus circumstances within the county.
On Tuesday, the division ordered for the closing of bars as soon as once more. Alternatively, eating places will now have to shut at 10 p.m. amid the pandemic. Each orders might be imposed beginning on Wednesday.
Beneath the brand new directive, all bars, restricted service eating places, golf equipment and grownup leisure venues needs to be closed. The directive additionally reiterates that festivals, festivals, parades, massive sporting occasions and huge scale group gatherings will not be allowed.
“The purpose is security whereas balancing the wants of residents to obtain the requirements of life, i.e., meals and shelter, permitting folks to work in a protected method, and additional making certain the supply of sources to the group. Each effort needs to be made by suppliers of important and different companies to take steps to cease the unfold of this lethal illness. These actions are supposed to defend everybody,” the division mentioned in its official assertion.
In accordance with Shelby County Well being Director Alisa Haushalter, they seen that the variety of coronavirus circumstances within the county began to extend following Memorial Day. She added that it’s now crucial for everybody to take motion to flatten the curve in order that the pattern would now not transfer upwards.
“What we all know is you actually can’t drink at a bar when you’ve got a masks on. You need to take it off. Whenever you take it off you are typically speaking with different folks and that’s excessive threat for transmission,” Haushalter mentioned, as quoted by Information Channel 3’s WREG.com.
Public officers within the county additionally agreed to bolster the carrying of face coverings for anybody over 12 years of age when in public locations and in areas the place social distancing is proscribed.
They consider that with the brand new restrictions in place and the obligatory carrying of face masks in public locations, the coronavirus circumstances within the county may go down in numbers actually quickly.