Chick-fil-A announced it is closing the dining rooms of its restaurants around the nation in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The restaurant made the announcement on its website.

"Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone who comes into our restaurants. As we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are temporarily closing our dining room seating to help limit person-to-person contact. Some of our restaurants may only offer service through our drive-thrus, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options. Thanks for your patience. We know these are challenging times, but we’ll continue to do our best to serve you."

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention currently suggests all gatherings be limited to 50 people or less, and the City of Tuscaloosa is urging citizens to follow that advice by limiting the amount of patrons in businesses and restaurants.

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