The coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the United States and the world. In an effort to curb the spread, many government officials have told the public to stay at home and have closed non-essential businesses. 

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Shon is a restaurant owner in Washington state who stirred up controversy when he posted a message on his restaurant’s social media account stating that he did not intend to comply with the Governor's order to close non-essential businesses.
 
“He didn’t have a plan worked out yet for the shut down,” Shon says, referring to the Governor. “It was just, pretty much, a heavy-handed option that they took.”

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Hear more from Shon in the video above. How does he feel about the shutdown order now?
 
On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear from others who went against the government recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic. Check here to see where you can watch.