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Bar owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces

 

Last updated 6/27/2020 at 12:39pm

JUAN A. LOZANO

Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - The din of conversation and music that normally fills The Cottonmouth Club in downtown Houston fell silent last Friday when the owners shut it down for a second time during the coronavirus pandemic - a week before the Texas governor ordered all bars to follow suit amid a surge in infections.

Co-owner Michael Neff - questioning what he saw as a rush to reopen by the state and wondering if his industry was making things worse as some bars flouted rules on occupancy limits - said he felt he could no longer provide a safe environment for his staff...



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