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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:13 AM

Ohio Bars Could Stay Open Until 4 AM Under New Bill

A bill that would allow bars and restaurants to use parking lots, green space and even streets for social distancing for customers is now being considered by the Senate. But there’s a provision in the bill that didn’t get much attention till it was on the floor – a plan to extend the hours that bars can stay open.

The Ohio Mayors' Alliance supports the idea of expanded outdoor space for bars and restaurants - also known as Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas, or DORAs. There are 28 DORAs allowed across Ohio now.

Spokesman Keary McCarthy testified for the bill because of the DORA provision. But he said his members are concerned about keeping people apart under a provision that would allow bars to stay open till 4am.

“That is only going to be harder the later it gets into the evening, to maintain good public health practices and social distancing.”

Read more: https://www.statenews.org/post/ohio-bars-could-stay-open-until-4-am-under-new-bill

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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:54 AM

1. This bill ought to be killed

There might be a time for this legislation, but not until this pandemic is OVER!

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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:02 AM

2. When I was young, those were usually the hours when...

... a guy would take a super-spreader to a motel.

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