COVID Capacities Increasing

Following more slowly on the trend set by Texas and Mississippi when last week they removed all COVID related restrictions and shutdowns, a number of states this week have further relaxed their COVID related mandates on businesses operating at a percentage of full capacity. Specifically, the states of Arizona and Maryland have each announced that…

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Dining Restrictions Returning as COVID Spikes

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…

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Of COVID Refunds, Rebates, Curfews and Such

Restaurant owners out in California have initiated formal requests for rebates on funds they’ve paid to the state, county or municipality for permits, liquor fees, etc. since they have not been legally able to operate. Currently, most restaurants in the state are limited to 25% of capacity, and even under the best of COVID circumstances,…

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Restaurant Suspensions

Four more states ordered restaurant operations suspended or limited to take-out or delivery only yesterday. Alabama, Alaska, New Mexico and Texas joined 29 other states across all regions of the country plus the District of Columbia in prohibiting dine-in service at restaurants within those states. They can remain open only for take-out and delivery services…

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