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File #: 1821-2020    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/24/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To require bars, night clubs, and restaurants in the City of Columbus to limit times of operation for onsite consumption of food, beer, wine and liquor to reduce and prevent the spread of Covid-19 through airborne and respiratory droplet transmissions; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
Due to the ongoing and escalating health crisis and public health emergency and to reduce and prevent the spread of Covid-19 through airborne and respiratory droplet transmissions, there exists a need to reduce the hours of operation for onsite consumption of food, beer, wine and liquor of bars, night clubs, and restaurants in the City of Columbus.
Fiscal Impact: No funding is required for this legislation
Title
To require bars, night clubs, and restaurants in the City of Columbus to limit times of operation for onsite consumption of food, beer, wine and liquor to reduce and prevent the spread of Covid-19 through airborne and respiratory droplet transmissions; and to declare an emergency.
Body
WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans and can easily spread from person to person. The virus is spread between individuals who are in close contact with each other (within about six feet) through respiratory droplets. It may be possible that individuals can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes; and
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern; and
WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Ohio in relation to COVID-19 pursuant to the Governor’s authority vested in him by the Constitution, the laws of the State of Ohio and in accordance with Revised Code section...

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