The city of Kennesaw has limited restaurants to take-out service due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: City of Kennesaw
Photo: City of Kennesaw

Kennesaw orders residents to stay home, limits restaurants to take-out

The city of Kennesaw has limited all restaurants to take-out service and ordered residents to shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city’s executive order, which goes into effect at noon March 24, also limits take-out service to coffee shops and other places where food is offered to the public. Any restaurant with an alcohol license can offer to sell those beverages with take-out orders. 

The city’s order remains in effect until noon on April 6. 

It also orders residents to “shelter in place as much as possible,” and issues a voluntary curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Leaving home for work, food, medical treatment, medication or an emergency are exemptions to the curfew, the city said.  

Kennesaw’s order also bans public gatherings and events consisting of 10 or more people, closes all bars, night clubs, gyms and amusement parks and requires retail establishments to curtain their hours and operations “to limit the number of customers on premises at any one time to that recommended by the CDC,” the city said.

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Residents should note that grocery stores and day cares are exempt from the city’s order. 

If a restaurant with an alcohol license plans to sell these beverages with take-out orders, they must comply with the following stipulations: 

•Beer, wine and cider must only be sold in unopened containers with in-person, take-out orders. Alcohol can’t be served with delivery orders. 

• Restaurants with alcohol licenses that are located within the city’s designated entertainment district can also sell these drinks with in-person, take-out service. However, these drinks must be consumed outside the restaurant, but within the area of the entertainment district with a person’s take-out order.

• Licensed manufacturers of distilled spirits and malt beverages can sell their products through take-out service only. 

You can stay up to date on the city of Kennesaw’s response to the coronavirus by visiting its website.


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