Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state will close down all bars and restaurants to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, taking effect at 3 p.m. on Monday.
"It will be shorter if everyone does their part," she said of how long they will be shut down, according to local reports. "And that means the curtailing of community spread through best hygenic practices and social distancing and washing your hands."
Her directive comes after similar measures were implemented on Sunday by the governors Ohio and Illinois, respectively, to close bars and eating establishments. Other states are expected to follow suit in the coming days.
Whitmer previously ordered the closure of all schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and canceled all events or gatherings of over 250 people.
So far, more than 50 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across Michigan.