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State Dining Restrictions

Limited Occupancy

  • Arkansas: Venue may have attendees at events up to 66 percent capacity for facility with approved plan.

  • Connecticut: Up to 50% capacity indoors with 6 ft spacing and/or non-porous barriers; Max of 8 people/table.

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

  • Kentucky: Restaurants and bars can reopen at 50% capacity. Masks are required except when actively drinking or eating. Service must stop at 11 p.m.; establishments must close no later than 12 a.m.

  • 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: Massachusetts will implement temporary capacity limits to stop the spread of COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise. Businesses must adhere to the following capacity limitations. Restaurants: 25% seating capacity.

  • Nevada: Restaurants and Bars may continue to operate under strict social distancing requirements at 25% occupancy-indoor and outdoor.

  • North Carolina: Restaurants can continue to open at 50 percent dine-in capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements.

  • 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: Outdoor dining is allowed and encouraged. Indoor dining is allowed at up to 50% of the restaurant’s seating capacity. All restaurants must continue to cease indoor and outdoor dining service at 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, after which only takeout and delivery are allowed.

  • Texas: Bars or similar establishments located in counties that have opted in may operate for in-person service up to 50% of the total listed occupancy inside the bar or similar establishment, but all customers must be seated while eating or drinking at the bar or similar establishment. 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

  • Maine: Amid an increase in Maine’s COVID-19 positivity rate and a continued high rate of hospitalizations, the Mills Administration today announced that it will extend the requirement for certain businesses statewide to close by 9:00 p.m. in order to limit activities that could contribute to the transmission of COVID-19.

  • 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: All retail businesses, gyms, restaurants and bars must limit the number of customers to no greater than 75% capacity. At least six feet between individuals of different households must be maintained. Bars may sell alcohol only to seated customers. Bar hours are restricted to 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • New Jersey: Limit the number of patrons in indoor areas to 25 percent of the food or beverage establishment's indoor capacity, excluding the food or beverage establishment's employees. 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.

  • Pennsylvania: Restaurants and bars can open indoor dining, up to 25% occupancy or up to 50% occupancy with self-certification.

  • 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

  • Michigan: Indoor dining is not open.

  • Minnesota: Occupancy of any indoor space must not exceed 50 percent of the normal occupant capacity, with a maximum of 150 people, provided that physical distancing of at least six feet is maintained between parties at different tables. 

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

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