COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance Approved Relating to Restaurants and Gatherings
In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 19, 2020, the Victor City Council unanimously passed an Emergency Ordinance to limit gatherings of 10 or more people, to restrict dining-in at restaurants, and to close self-serve food offerings and certain types of facilities to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the Victor community.
It is our duty to first and foremost protect the health, safety, and welfare of the Victor community and to interrupt the spread of COVID-19. We are utilizing every tool in our toolbox to do our part to intentionally interrupt the spread of COVID-19 and bring this pandemic to an end as quickly as possible. In doing so, we ask the same of every Victor resident. We also ask that potential visitors to Victor reschedule their trips to a time after the pandemic has passed. These measures are temporary, and they will be lifted the moment conditions allow. Until then, we must unite and remain steadfast in our mission to do our part to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The principal provisions of the Ordinance are as follows:
- Gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited except for within businesses and the hospital. All businesses that remain open must accommodate all employees and patrons with at least six (6) feet of separation from one another. Hospitals and health clinics, school district food services, and government buildings while conducting public meetings are exempt from this requirement.
- Restaurants may provide curbside take out or drive thru food service only provided certain precautionary procedures are followed as listed in the Ordinance.
- The following facilities are hereby closed: All theaters (film or stage); Bars, Nightclubs/Saloons/Taverns or Tasting Rooms; All coffee/tea shops, except for drive-through, or take-out service; Self-serve or staff-served buffets or Salad bars; Unpackaged self-serve food services; All communal pools, hot tubs, locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms, fitness centers, gyms, conference rooms, and spas; All museums.
- This Ordinance is effective through April 30, 2020 but it will be repealed sooner should circumstances warrant.