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LIST: Southeast Texas restaurants staying open via carry-out, drive-thru, delivery during coronavirus pandemic

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the closure Thursday, March 19, 2020, of all bars, restaurants except for carry-out, drive-thru, delivery service.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Restaurants in Southeast Texas are working to feed their customers following the closure of all bars and restaurants in the state of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday.

All restaurants must now only operate via carry-out, drive-thru or delivery according to the governor's order.

Restaurants that serve alcohol are allowed to sell drinks with a food purchase.

Most pizza restaurants such as Domino's Pizza Hut and Papa John's and others are continuing to offer delivery and carry-out service though many will not allow customers inside the restaurant during pick-ups.

Southeast Texas delivery services including, Waitr, Favor, GrubHub and UberEats are also continuing to provide service.

Some restaurants are able to keep their normal hours but many are operating under special hours so call or check their website or social media before ordering.

Some restaurants like Monica's and J. Wilson's and The Grill are offering special family service menus.

Another good way to keep up with who is offering what is by visiting several Facebook groups dedicating to dining in Southeast Texas. (Some are public and others are private groups)

Here's a list of some of the Southeast Texas Restaurants that are staying open via carry-out, drive-thru or delivery service.

(This is not a complete list. Email us at 12News@12NewsNow.com with SETX Eats in the subject line to let us know of more.)

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Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

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Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

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Help stop the spread of coronavirus 

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash

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Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

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