Four more states ordered restaurant operations suspended or limited to take-out or delivery only yesterday. Alabama, Alaska, New Mexico and Texas joined 29 other states across all regions of the country plus the District of Columbia in prohibiting dine-in service at restaurants within those states. They can remain open only for take-out and delivery services and in many of the states that haven’t stopped dine-in service, restaurants have been ordered to dramatically reduce their capacity. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, restaurant sales are expected to drop by $225 billion during the next three months and in response, the National Restaurant Association is asking for federal help to keep the industry afloat. The NRA restaurant industry participated in an industry call with President Trump a few days ago and thereafter sent a letter to the White House and Congress asking for a $145 billion financial relief fund for restaurant and foodservice businesses.