Chick-fil-A restaurants temporarily closing dining room seating for social distancing

Customers can still access the drive-thru, takeout, delivery or mobile order options

Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will temporarily be closing its dining room seating in an effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure through social distancing.

The company made the announcement on its website Sunday, March 15.

Customers can still enjoy Chick-fil-A items by utilizing its drive-thrus, takeout, delivery or mobile order options, according to Chick-fil-a officials.

The restaurant’s full statement can be read below:

“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.”

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.