Michigan Restaurants Can Reopen Feb. 1 With Limited Capacity
Here's big news! According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan will allow indoor dining on a limited basis starting Feb. 1.
Many are saying it's about time. There are so many restaurants trying to make ends meet. Its been extremely difficult to do just that because of this ongoing pandemic.
This does offer some relief to restaurant and bar owners who are so looking forward to letting people eat inside their establishment.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer said I know this pandemic has hurt restaurant owners or restaurant workers, and all of their families. I want to thank those that made incredible sacrifices and did their part, on behalf of our protecting our communities from COVID. (Detroit Free Press)
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state's chief medical executive, said it's still safest for the elderly or people with underlying medical conditions to avoid eating indoors.
The state will also implement restrictions on indoor dining. Businesses can't be above 25% capacity, and they have to close by 10 p.m.
Khaldun also said we want people to have the choice to go to a restaurant, and we're doing what we can to make it safer.
Some of the other restrictions include:
1. No more than 6 people to a table, with tables set at least six feet apart.
2. No more than 100 people or 25% capacity, whichever is smaller.
3. No mingling with other patrons outside your diner group or in common areas.
4. All restaurants must obtain contact information for every person who eats indoors.
Continue to stay safe and follow all protocols. Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.