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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.

  • North Carolina: Restaurants can continue to open at 50 percent dine-in capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements. The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars was extended.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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

  • Wisconsin: The order prohibits groups larger than 25% of the indoor room’s occupancy, as determined by the local municipality. For example, if the local municipality sets a capacity limit of 100 people in a given indoor room, only 25 people would be able to be in that room. A place is open to the public if it is accessible to the general public, such as stores, restaurants, bars, or ticketed events.

Time Restrictions

  • Connecticut: Restaurants (last service for in-person dining at 9:30 p.m., although takeout and delivery may continue). Capacity depends on Covid levels of the location in the state. Bars are closed.

  • 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. 

  • 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%.

  • Massachusetts: Restaurants must close to the public by 9:30 pm and may not re-open to the public before 5:00 am the following day (“mandatory closing period”). During this daily mandatory closing period, restaurants must not admit any customers, patrons, or members of the public, except for the limited purposes of take-out dining, and may not provide in-person, on-premises service or consumption. Table service customers seated before the start of the mandatory closing period may remain at the table to finish any food and beverages that have been ordered and served to them before 9:30 pm, but they must exit the premises by 10:00 pm at the latest.  Restaurants may not serve any food or beverages to any customers after 9:30 pm except for take-out service.

  • 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: restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos must operate at 50 percent capacity and close no later than 10 p.m.

  • 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.

  • New York: Bars, restaurants and gyms, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, must close in-person service from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

  • 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. 

  • Rhode Island: All restaurants, bars, gyms, recreational facilities, and personal services must close at 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

  • Utah: Require at least 6 feet of physical distance between household groups. For bars and restaurants, at least 6 feet of physical distance is required between parties. Bars and restaurants must stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m. through November 23, 2020.

  • Vermont: Restaurants must close in-person dining at 10 p.m., but may provide curbside and delivery service after 10 p.m. For in-person dining, restaurants must seat only one household per table, in accordance with existing capacity limits and the new restriction on multi-household gatherings.

  • 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

  • Colorado: Indoor dining is temporarily closed. Restaurants and coffee shops can still offer take out and delivery, and they can offer outdoor dining with a last call at 8 pm, but only to customers in groups with members of their own household. Bars remain closed. 

  • Illinois: Restaurants in all 11 regions of Illinois remain closed for indoor service due to mitigations.

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

  • New Mexico: Food and drink establishments may provide curbside pickup and delivery services; on-site dining is prohibited.

  • Oregon: Restaurants are delivery and take-out only.

  • 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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