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6 Eau Claire Restaurants Temporarily Shut Down Amid Virus Concerns

local restaurant group begins a voluntary 14-day stoppage of service

V1 Staff

Mogie’s Pub
Mogie’s Pub

The Eau Claire restaurant group operated by John Mogensen and Lisa Aspenson has announced they are voluntarily shutting down their six Eau Claire establishments for 14 days in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This comes on the heels of this weekend's comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s leading expert on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, calling for a possible temporary shutdown of all bars and restaurants to combat the spread of the virus.

The closures include Mona Lisa’s, Mogie’s Pub, Stella Blues, The Livery, The Red Room, and the Stone’s Throw. The establishments will be closed through March 29, 2020.

Whether this is a harbinger of things to come throughout the state of Wisconsin may be too early to say.  But today the governors of at least two other states – Ohio and Illinois – have so far ordered all bars and restaurants to shut down service immediately.

The restaurant group wrote in a notice about the closures:  “While we understand that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our area, we feel that this temporary closing will help protect the health of our employees, our customers, our families, and our community."

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

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Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

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