EAST COBB, Ga. — At least 12 of the 18 eateries in the Marietta Square Market have had to temporarily halt operations, following last week’s closure of the food hall. It’s one of many changes local workers are dealing with, as Cobb County does its part to fight the spread of coronavirus.

“As is true for small businesses, in particular restaurants all over the country, they have had to lay off a number of employees and in some cases don’t have adequate staff to be able to stay open at all, certainly not seven days a week,” Kai Bailey with MVO Marketing said. “We have about six that are operating as close to 100 percent as possible. We’ve had to shut down the dining room, and we’re looking for the best ways to support the restaurants but also support the community.”

Of the six remaining restaurants, three donated and delivered more than 100 meals to first responders on Thursday afternoon, Bailey said.

Lucky’s Burger & BrewPita Mediterranean Street Food, and G.C. BBQ are putting together individually boxed and prepared meals,” she said.