Marion County forces some businesses to close amid spread of coronavirus

County leaders try to prevent spread of COVID-19

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County on Thursday implemented an ordinance forcing some businesses to close amid the spread of the coronavirus.

The businesses are considered non-essential.

Five cases of coronavirus have been reported in Marion County, but in nearby Alachua County, there are 53 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Here are some of the businesses affected by the ordinance:

  • Theaters
  • Music venues
  • Gaming venues
  • Internet cafes
  • Bingo halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Casinos Indoor
  • Climbing facilities
  • Skating rinks
  • Hookah lounges
  • Cigar bars

County leaders also reminded residents to maintain social distance.

The ordinance also mentioned a stay-at-home order put in place by Orange County.

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