Allie’s Donuts closes for April to fight spread of coronavirus in R.I.

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Following the message for stopping the coronavirus, an iconic doughnut shop shut down and called for customers to stay home.

Allie’s Donuts closed on Sunday, taking to social media to say if people want donuts in May, stay home in April.

Posting on Facebook, the message was clear.

“We have to stop spreading the virus. The only way to stop the spread is to not be around each other. Bar none, no exceptions, no jokes. COVID-19 doesn’t pick-and-choose who to infect, nobody is special. If you’re around, if you’re out and about, it WILL get you! #stayhome for the sake of donuts!”

Calls to the shop were unanswered.

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But the Facebook post, and a similar one on Twitter, were to the point, donuts can wait. There have been long, though socially distanced lines at the Quaker Lane shop as the shutdown allows for takeout which is what Allie’s does.

Customers were thanked for coming out to support the business these past weeks. Those who’ve placed orders for April were promised a phone call.

“Please, PLEASE, be safe, be smart, and don’t disregard the quarantines and social distancing rules that have been put in place for April,” the Allie’s message said.

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