NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is ordering all bars and restaurants in the city to be take-out and delivery only:
#Breaking from Mayor de Blasio of NYC: ”Tomorrow, I will sign an Executive Order limiting restaurants, bars and cafes to food take-out and delivery. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues must all close." Takes effect Tuesday, March 17.
— Alexis Christoforous (@AlexisTVNews) March 16, 2020
He’s also shutting down movie theaters and other concert venues:
— Raj Nijjer 🐶 (@RajNijjer) March 16, 2020
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio still wants New Yorkers to go to their neighborhood bars as long as it’s a brief visit:
“If you love your neighborhood bar, go there now.” @NYCMayor – adding that you should do so “briefly” and with “social distancing” but his implication is ALL nyc bars could be shut down. “Everything is on the table.” #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/PtLsE0eZ29
— Andrew Siff (@andrewsiff4NY) March 15, 2020
We’ll note that Devin Nunes said something similar earlier today and was raked over the coals. Will Dems jump on the mayor?
He said asymptomatic people can't spread the disease.
He waited so long to do the obvious on schools that parents are scrambling.
And now this.
What can the City Council do? This can't continue. NYC needs leadership. https://t.co/BwZubAZ23G
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) March 15, 2020
Some people are criticizing him:
Another incredible de Blasio biff — one that could KILL PEOPLE. https://t.co/jt5Tftr7Ui
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) March 15, 2020
Better idea: DON'T go now.
De Blasio is really not up to this moment.https://t.co/bnhmQucYab
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) March 15, 2020
what is this man doing. his one job is to convince people they shouldn't go outside and he's telling everyone "get to your bars before they close!" like it's a holiday sale. https://t.co/Qh2IKJx0St
— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) March 15, 2020
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 15, 2020
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.