Columbus City Council Repeals Local "Last Call" Ordinance

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus City Council voted Monday to repeal it's own version of the "last call" order, that cut off alcohol sales at bars and restaurants at 10PM.

Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Director of Columbus Public health, said coronavirus numbers in the city have decreased dramatically as a result of the order.

However, the order issued by the state of Ohio, to the same effect, remains in place. The city of Columbus also retains the power to enforce the state's order.

It went into effect in July, and without an extension is set to expire in November. It requires bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol at 10PM, and for all open alcohol to be removed from the tables and bars by 11PM.

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