More restrictions on restaurant operations are being mandated again as coronavirus infections continue to rise across the country. The latest we noted include San Francisco which will ban all indoor dining effective at midnight Friday in the face of a 250% surge in new COVID-19 cases since October 2. The order covers restaurants and food courts, but they will still be allowed to offer takeout, delivery and outdoor dining. Likewise, Chicago restaurants are now subject to stricter pandemic protocols because of rising COVID-19 in the Windy City as well. Effective almost two weeks ago, all indoor dining in Chicago and across most of the state of Illinois was prohibited. Governor J.B. Pritzker also ordered an 11:00 PM cutoff for all outdoor service as well. And again in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered that all bars, restaurants and gyms must close by 10:00 PM and further has ordered gatherings in private residences limited to 10 people. Likewise, Cuomo’s counterpart in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has also imposed a 10:00 PM curfew across the state, ordered a 10-person limit on indoor gathering within private homes and a 25-person limit on outdoor gatherings. An effective vaccine just can’t get here quick enough!