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Shawnee Mayor Closes Bars, Restaurant Dining Rooms

Finley Amends State of Emergency Proclamation


March 19, 2020

Shawnee mayor Richard Finley amended his emergency proclamation today to include orders for business establishments in Shawnee.

Per the amendments, all bars, hookah bars, cigar bars and vaping bars and lounges are closed to the public, as well as dining rooms of restaurants. Drive-thru, carryout and delivery are “strongly encouraged.”

All local gyms, dance studios, exercise facilities, recreation centers, spas and sporting facilities are prohibited from operating and opening to patrons.

All essential grocery and retail stores are required to daily provide at least one hour of controlled access to patrons 55 years old and over.

Mandates from the original emergency proclamation are still in effect. Those mandates can be found in the original state of emergency story under the Virus tab.

The state of emergency will expire April 6 unless extended by the mayor.


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