Wednesday, March 18, 2020

"Gunnison County bans restaurants, bars from serving people 60 and older to slow coronavirus spread"

From the Colorado Sun, March 16:

The order initially appeared to ban people vulnerable to the new coronavirus from grocery stores. Health managers say that’s not a bad idea.
UPDATED: This story was updated at 1:33 p.m. on March 16, 2020, to report sweeping changes to the Gunnison County public health order, including closing all short-term lodging.

Gunnison County has ordered a dramatic step in the fight against COVID-19: Bars and restaurants can no longer serve people 60 years and older.

Those establishments can remain open as long as they don’t allow more than 50 people inside at any time. But, in a reverse on the standard carding of minors, those who appear to be older than 60 and thus in the high-risk category for the virus, must be carded and turned away. Owners of restaurants and bars that don’t comply risk fines and imprisonment....