The J Bar was issued a citation Sunday by the Ohio Investigative Unit for disorderly activity in regard to violations of COVID-19 public health guidelines.

Following Ohio University men’s basketball’s energizing win over the University of Virginia in the NCAA tournament Saturday night, patrons from assorted bars flooded Court Street in excitement. Celebrations continued into the early morning hours at establishments along Court Street, with J Bar receiving its citation at midnight.

Those at J Bar were congregated at the main bar with no social distancing, according to a release from the Ohio Investigative unit. Patrons were also seated directly next to each other at the bar and dancing on bar stools, and most were walking freely without face coverings.

J Bar will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission with its case to determine the specific consequences of its citation. Potential consequences include fines and suspension or revocation of its liquor license.

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