St. Louis dine-in closed

Starting Thursday at midnight, all restaurants must close service to dine-in customers. 

As of midnight on Thu., March 19, St. Louis bars and restaurants will no longer be allowed to serve customers inside their establishments. 

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced in a press conference on Tuesday that restaurants and bars in both St. Louis city and St. Louis county will have to limit business to carryout, curbside pickup, drive-thrus and delivery. The order is similar to one that Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker enacted earlier this week. The move is an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, during a nationwide outbreak. 

After a 50-person gathering limit to encourage social distancing, many businesses have already transitioned to takeout- and delivery-only service this week. For a list of St. Louis establishments that are offering dine-in alternatives, click here. To see what St. Louis restaurants have closed altogether, click here

More as we learn it.