Clubs and live music venues across New York City have been forced to close as a result of a newly decreed order by mayor Bill DeBlasio.
Effective today (Tuesday, March 17th), these venues must temporarily close in order to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. “We are taking a series of actions that we never would have taken otherwise in an effort to save the lives of loved ones and our neighbors,” DeBlasio said in a series of tweets. “Now it is time to take yet another drastic step.
“The virus can spread rapidly through the close interactions New Yorkers have in restaurants, bars and places where we sit close together. We have to break that cycle. Tomorrow (Monday, March 16th), I will sign an Executive Order limiting restaurants, bars and cafes to food take-out and delivery.”
He continued: “Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues must all close. The order will go into effect Tuesday, March 17 at 9:00 AM.”….
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