Entertainment Sources Close Due to Coronavirus

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The virus, COVID-19, has forced many businesses and forms of entertainment to shut down to prevent the further spread of the virus. Photo Courtesy of Balfour.

By Dia Jain, Horizon Assistant Editor

Throughout Austin, people are practicing social distancing, remaining isolated within their homes to avoid the spread of COVID-19. On Tuesday, March 17, Mayor Steve Adler released a statement declaring that all bars and dining rooms of restaurants in Travis County must shut down. Restaurants are still allowed to have curbside pick-up, delivery, and take-out. Lasting until May 1, this restriction also bans gatherings of more than 10 people and if violated invokes a $1,000 fine. Many other forms of entertainment are also shutting down due to the virus. Various different movie companies have delayed or cancelled the release of their films. Regal Gateway & IMAX Theater has announced that they will be closing all of their theater locations beginning today and will stay closed until they give further notice. Many singers and major music events have also cancelled their performances due to the spread of COVID-19. These forms of entertainment will remain unavailable until conditions surrounding the virus improve.