Dingus MaGee’s temporarily closes citing COVID-19 concerns


Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

STATESBORO — In a post to their Instagram, Dingus MaGee’s announced they’ll be temporarily closed effective immediately.

“Due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Dingus will be temporarily closed until next week,” the bar said in the post. “We will continue to monitor the situation and work with the community to ensure the safety of our employees and patrons.”

The move comes just over 24 hours after The George-Anne’s reported The Blue Room would be temporarily closing after we reported on the latest COVID-19 state report, penned Sunday by The White House coronavirus task force.

The report identified the city of Statesboro and Bulloch, Liberty and Chatham counties as “red zones.”

A red zone, as defined by the report, is a location that, “During the last week reported both new cases above 100 per 100,000 population, and a viral (RT-PCR) lab test positivity result above 10%.”

The report also recommends closure of gyms and limiting social gatherings to 10 in red zones.