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Governor Bullock Orders Bars, Casinos to Close, and Places Restrictions on Restaurants

Governor Steve Bullock has ordered that all dine in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses, and other activities that pose an enhanced health risks, must close at 8 pm on Friday and remain closed until March 27th. This order was passed as some younger Montanans have tested positive for coronavirus.

Under the Directive, the following places are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public:

  • Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar establishments offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption.

  • Alcoholic beverage service businesses, including bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.

  • Cigar bars.

  • Health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers, pools and hot springs, indoor facilities at ski areas, climbing gyms, fitness studios, and indoor recreational facilities

  • .Movie and performance theaters, nightclubs, concert halls, bowling alleys, bingo halls, and music halls.

  • Casinos.

The places subject to this directive are still allowed to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service, and to use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing.

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