Date ArticleType
3/16/2020 COVID-19
Marion Requesting Bars/Restaurants Limit Patron Activity

Based on health advice related to the spread of COVID-19, and consistent with Cedar Rapids and other cities in the region, the City of Marion is asking all Marion restaurants and bars to significantly limit patron activity starting Monday, March 16 as part of an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Restaurants and bars should adhere to the following guidelines:
• No more than 25 people may be present at the same time
• Bar seating is suspended
• Standing patrons should not be served
• Individual tables may not seat more than six people
• Occupied tables and booths must be separated by at least six feet
• Waiting patrons should not congregate in lobby/waiting areas or outside entrances
• Encourage carry out and delivery food orders

“While the current situation is not dire, we do not want it to get to that point,” said Marion Mayor Nicolas AbouAssaly. “The health and safety of our residents comes first. Together, we will get through this.”

The City and Chamber of Commerce encourage residents to order delivery, carry out food, or use drive thru services in order to avoid crowds dining in at restaurants. Learn more at