BuzzFeed News: California Is Shutting Down All Indoor Dining And Bars Across The State Again As COVID-19 Cases Surge

BuzzFeed News: California Is Shutting Down All Indoor Dining And Bars Across The State Again As COVID-19 Cases Surge. “California’s governor ordered the shutdown on Monday of bars and indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, and some other businesses as hospitalizations spike amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the new statewide orders after about half of the state’s 58 counties were forced to shut down those activities due to local increases in COVID-19.”

Greenville News: Restaurants and bars in SC banned from selling alcohol after 11pm as coronavirus surges

Greenville News: Restaurants and bars in SC banned from selling alcohol after 11pm as coronavirus surges. “The ‘last call’ is at 11 p.m. Beginning Saturday, that is when South Carolina’s 8,000 restaurants, bars, breweries and similar establishments will be ordered to stop serving alcohol nightly, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Friday.”

Coronavirus: ‘Crystal clear’ drunk people will not socially distance (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: ‘Crystal clear’ drunk people will not socially distance. “It is ‘crystal clear’ that drunk people are unable to socially distance, the chair of the Police Federation said as pubs reopened on Saturday. Ministers had urged caution ahead of hospitality venues reopening in England after three months of lockdown.”

AL .com: Maskless patrons pack Birmingham bars as COVID-19 cases rise in Jefferson County

AL .com: Maskless patrons pack Birmingham bars as COVID-19 cases rise in Jefferson County. “By day, Bianca Ambrosia works on the COVID-19 floor at a Birmingham-area hospital, where she wears a mask for protection from the virus. But by night, she says she frequents packed bars and typically goes without a mask unless she’s asked to wear one while ordering or visiting a restroom. Late Friday night, Ambrosia sat nursing a drink on a stool outside Mojo Pub in Birmingham’s Lakeview neighborhood.”

New York Times: All Eyes on Bars as Virus Surges and Americans Go Drinking

New York Times: All Eyes on Bars as Virus Surges and Americans Go Drinking. “Public health experts say that the long nights, lack of inhibitions and shoulder-to-shoulder confines inside so many bars — a source of community and relaxation in normal times — now make them ideal breeding grounds for the coronavirus. Now it is closing time — again.”

Colorado Sun: Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service

Colorado Sun: Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service. “Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered Colorado bars and nightclubs to close once again to in-person service because of the coronavirus crisis, citing the fact that the establishments have been blamed for spikes in the disease in other states.”

Huffington Post: Officials Trace More Than 100 Coronavirus Cases To Michigan Bar

Huffington Post: Officials Trace More Than 100 Coronavirus Cases To Michigan Bar. “At least 107 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been linked to a bar in Michigan. Some 95 people who visited Harper’s Restaurant & Brewpub in East Lansing June 12-20 have now tested positive for COVID-19, Ingham County Health Department announced Monday.” Initial reporting put the number at about 85.

CNN: Patrons are asked to self-quarantine after about 85 people who visited a Michigan bar get Covid-19

CNN: Patrons are asked to self-quarantine after about 85 people who visited a Michigan bar get Covid-19. “People who visited a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, are being asked to self-quarantine because roughly 85 people contracted Covid-19 after visiting the establishment this month, a health official says. That number is up from the 34 reported Wednesday and is expected to rise, Ingham County Health officer Linda S. Vail told CNN.”

Coronavirus: You can no longer drink alcohol at bars in Florida (Click Orlando)

Click Orlando: Coronavirus: You can no longer drink alcohol at bars in Florida. “With coronavirus numbers climbing and cases trending younger, Florida officials made the decision to immediately prohibit the consumption of alcohol at bars statewide — again. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees alcohol licenses, made the announcement Friday morning on Twitter. No information was offered on how long the moratorium will be in place.”

Mashable: How queer clubs are handling the first pandemic Pride

Mashable: How queer clubs are handling the first pandemic Pride. “Queer club owners who spoke to Mashable echoed similar sentiments about the loss of business and celebration this year, with all of them closed at some point due to the pandemic. Already some, like famed bar The Stud in San Francisco, have lost their space. Even the Stonewall Inn — where riots sparked the queer liberation movement — has an uncertain future.”

Matador Network: How the EatOkra app helps diners ‘be aware and intentional’ of who they support

New-to-me, from Matador Network: How the EatOkra app helps diners ‘be aware and intentional’ of who they support . “The database — which currently lists 2,600 Black-owned restaurants, bakeries, cafes, food trucks, bars and wineries — is on the verge of a major expansion. Around 5,000 new businesses have reached out to Edwards since June 1, requesting to be added to the EatOkra directory.”

Tennessean: Kid Rock’s honky-tonk, other bars have beer permits suspended for violating pandemic health rules

Tennessean: Kid Rock’s honky-tonk, other bars have beer permits suspended for violating pandemic health rules. “The Metropolitan Beer Permit Board on Thursday issued a five-day beer permit suspension against four downtown bars for violating one of the Health Department’s COVID-19 restrictions. Moxy Nashville Downtown, Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Steakhouse, Broadway Brewhouse and Nudie’s Honky Tonk were seen serving patrons at the bar on Saturday.”

Tampa Bay Times: St. Pete bars the Galley, Park & Rec and the Avenue Eat + Drink close after employees test positive for COVID-19

Tampa Bay Times: St. Pete bars the Galley, Park & Rec and the Avenue Eat + Drink close after employees test positive for COVID-19. “Three downtown bars within a couple of blocks of one another announced Friday night that they’re temporarily closing after staffers tested positive for COVID-19. The Galley at 27 Fourth St. N, Park & Rec DTSP at 100 Fourth St. S and the Avenue Eat + Drink at 330 First Ave. S posted Facebook messages alerting patrons that some employees were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.”

KBS World Radio: S. Korea to Require Clubs, Bars to Keep Digitized Visitor Logs

KBS World Radio: S. Korea to Require Clubs, Bars to Keep Digitized Visitor Logs. “The government has decided to introduce a digitized registry of visitors at high-risk entertainment establishments such as clubs and bars, starting next month. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo unveiled the decision on Sunday during a regular press briefing, saying that the government experienced many difficulties in tracing individuals linked to the recent Itaewon club cluster.”