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State Dining Restrictions

Limited Occupancy

  • Arizona: (If deemed minimal community spread level) 50% occupancy.

  • Delaware: Restaurants must operate at no more than 30 percent of fire capacity indoors, with allowances for additional outdoor seating.

  • Louisiana: All restaurants are limited to 50% of their indoor capacity. Restaurants should move as much dining outdoors as they can. Social distancing is required. For bars in parishes above 5% positivity, bars are closed to indoor sales and consumption but open for outdoor consumption at tables only and at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 50 people. Social distancing is required. Take-out and delivery will still be available.

  • Massachusetts: The Administration also announced new guidelines for restaurants and other venues with seated dining, including: Patrons must wear masks at all times except when eating and drinking. Restaurants must seat no more than six patrons per table. Restaurants must impose a 90-minute time limit on tables. Musical performances at restaurants will no longer be permitted. Food court seating must be closed in malls.

  • Nevada: Under the new measures, restaurants, bars, gaming operations, gyms, fitness facilities and other businesses and activities will be limited to 25 percent of applicable fire code capacity, down from 50 percent.

  • North Carolina: Certain businesses and facilities are ordered to close to the public between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. (the “Night-Time Public Closure Period”). This includes restaurants (with exceptions for take-out and delivery, as noted below), bars, entertainment venues, parks, museums and aquariums, certain retail establishments, and other businesses and facilities specified below and in the Order. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is prohibited for on-site consumption between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. The capacity limitations (50% for restaurants) on certain businesses, indoor and outdoor gathering limits, and other public health measures implemented by previous executive orders are extended through January 8, 2021.

  • North Dakota: All bars, restaurants and food service establishments are limited to 50 percent of their licensed seated capacity, not to exceed 150 patrons, and are closed to in-person service between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Take-out, curbside and delivery will still be allowed during those hours, and Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to take advantage and support local businesses. 

  • Rhode Island: An establishment’s indoor dining capacity is limited to 50% of an establishment’s regular seating capacity so long as spacing requirements described below can be maintained.

  • Texas: Restaurants may operate for dine-in service up to 75% of the total listed occupancy inside the restaurant; outdoor dining is not subject to an occupancy limit; and restaurant employees and contractors are not counted towards the occupancy limitation.

  • Vermont: Restaurants, catering, food service, and bars may allow 50 percent of fire safety occupancy or 1 person per 100 square feet, with a maximum of 75 people indoors and 150 people outdoors or their maximum licensed seating capacity, whichever is less.

  • West Virginia: Indoor seating capacity: Limit indoor occupancy to 50% of seating capacity.

Time Restrictions

  • Connecticut: Up to 50% capacity indoors with 6 ft spacing and/or non-porous barriers. Max of 8 people/table. Restaurants (last service for in-person dining at 9:30 p.m., although takeout and delivery may continue).

  • Iowa: The establishment must close to the general public for in-person consumption on its premises at 10:00 p.m. and may not reopen until 6:00 a.m. the following day. No serving or consuming may occur on the premises after 10:00 p.m. 

  • Maine: Beginning tomorrow, Friday, November 20, 2020, through Sunday, December 6, 2020, all outdoor and indoor amusement venues, movie theaters, performing arts venues, casinos, and businesses that provide seated food and drink service, including social clubs, restaurants, and bars and tasting rooms currently open for outdoor service, will close for the night by 9:00 p.m. This restriction has been extended through January 3.

  • Maryland: 10 PM closure of bars and restaurants. Effective Friday, November 20, at 5 p.m., all bars, restaurants, and venues serving food and alcohol must close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except for the purposes of carryout and delivery. Indoor dining capacity at 50%.

  • Mississippi: Bars may sell alcohol only to seated customers. Bar hours are restricted to 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. All restaurants and bars must limit the number of customers to no greater than 75% capacity.

  • Montana: Capacity in all restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, and casinos must be limited to 50 percent of normal operating capacity to allow for adequate group spacing.

  • New Jersey: All restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges that serve food and drink must close their indoor premises for business by 10 pm each day and cannot open until at least 5 am the following day. Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery services may continue past 10 pm.

  • Ohio: Picking up carry-out or a drive-thru meal and ordering for delivery will be permitted, but serving food and drink in person must cease at 10 p.m. 

  • Oklahoma: Starting Thursday, Nov. 19, all bars and restaurants will be required to close by 11 p.m. No in-person service of food or alcohol will be allowed after 11 p.m. except for restaurant drive-thru windows or curbside pickup.

  • Virginia: The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight. Virginia law does not distinguish between restaurants and bars, however, under current restrictions, individuals that choose to consume alcohol prior to 10:00 p.m. must be served as in a restaurant and remain seated at tables six feet apart.

Dining Bans

  • Illinois: All bars and restaurants close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following day. No indoor service.

  • Kentucky: No indoor food or beverage consumption; carryout and delivery encouraged; socially distanced outdoor seating.

  • Michigan: Indoor dining is not open.

  • Minnesota: The following establishments must stop all food and beverage service for all onsite consumption, whether it is indoors or outdoors: Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, brewer taprooms, microdistiller cocktail rooms, farm wineries, craft wineries, cideries, golf courses and clubs, dining clubs, and other places of Public Accommodation that offer food and beverages for onsite consumption.

  • Pennsylvania: All in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events is prohibited.

  • Washington: Restaurants and Bars are closed for indoor dine-in service. Outdoor dining and to-go service are permitted, provided that all outdoor dining must comply with the requirements of the Outdoor Dining Guidance.

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