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US Here are the states that have shut down nonessential businesses

17:07  26 march  2020
17:07  26 march  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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State officials across the country are closing non - essential businesses , limiting public gatherings Here are the states that made announcements Tuesday. This list will be updated throughout the "We have virtually shut down economic activity in our city in an effort to contain the spread of the

At least 28 states have enacted policies to close nonessential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States.

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While guidance varies from state to state, recreational spaces like museums, movie theaters, gyms, day cares, music venues and malls, as well as personal care retailers like spas, nail and hair salons, tend to fall in the nonessential businesses category.

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These are the states that have implemented stay-at-home orders. Since the order went into effect, all nonessential services such as dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms and convention centers have been shut down . Several states have ordered all nonessential businesses to close, but stopped short

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In New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday warned that the "rate of new infections is doubling about every three days," essential businesses that remain open include health care facilities, infrastructure and manufacturing entities and essential services like trash collection, law enforcement and homeless shelters.

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Bars and restaurants can only offer take-out or delivery.

a close up of a train station: The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino and Binions Gambling Hall & Hotel are blocked off as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus, March 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. © Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino and Binions Gambling Hall & Hotel are blocked off as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus, March 22, 2020, in Las Vegas.

The changes are in line with the White House Coronavirus Task Force's guidelines for slowing the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., which include practicing social distancing, working from home if possible and avoiding eating or drinking at bars, restaurants or food courts.

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Shuttering nonessential businesses resulted in tens of thousands of American workers losing their jobs in recent weeks. In New York and New Jersey, so many people filed for unemployment insurance over the past week that both states' online systems crashed.

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ABC News' Catherine Thorbecke contributed to this report.

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