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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Restaurants Bracing For More COVID-19 Restrictions

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A Taste of Belgium employee cleans and sanitizes a table for customers as businesses begin to reopen after temporarily being shutdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Cincinnati.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday issued a 10 p.m. curfew for the next 21 days in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Local restaurants and bars have been hit hard by the pandemic and the restrictions placed on them as part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now cases are surging and businesses are struggling with how they will operate in the cold weather as outdoor dining options are reduced and the new curfew will limit options. 

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss what local businesses are facing are Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment CEO Britney Ruby Miller; The Rhined and Oakley Wines Owner Stephanie Webster; and HomeMakers Bar Owner Catherine Manabat.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.