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When North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper decreed Tuesday morning (March 17, 2020) that bars and restaurants statewide close for dine-in or in-house service in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) it was probably no major shock. Other governors took similar action after a weekend pre-St. Patrick’s Day spree of jammed bars in major cities like Chicago, New York and Nashville. It was a scary display of poor judgment during a pandemic.