News About the COVID-19 Pandemic


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National Restaurant Association Offers Guidance

  • March 20, 2020
  • Gloria Dawson
If a state or local government determines that it needs to prohibit dine-in service for restaurants, it should allow restaurants to offer takeout (pickup), drive-thru, and (possibly) delivery – though the latter is not without further risk.
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Walton County Closes Beaches

  • March 19, 2020
  • Jim Thompson
Walton County Commissioners vote to close beaches.
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Alabama Governor Ivey Issues Beaches to Close at 5:00pm

  • March 19, 2020
  • Kimber Collins
All beaches in Alabama will be closed effective at 5:00 p.m. Thursday March 19th
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Okaloosa County Closes Public Beaches

  • March 19, 2020
  • WKRG Staff
The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners voted to close public beaches to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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National Restaurant Association Calls On Trump

  • March 19, 2020
  • National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association called on President Trump and congressional leaders.
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