Outdoor Dining Hours (Covid-19)
Updated: Aug 2, 2020
July 30, 2020
I wanted to share this information with you about outdoor dining and its
hours. During this public health emergency, the state is now allowing local
municipalities to modify the hours for outdoor dining as they see fit, as long as the
hours do not exceed what is allowed under section 30-91 (hours of operation).
Local municipalities, through its designated Local Enforcement Official (LED),
may make such decisions on a case-by-case basis, if they so desire.
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has updated
its Restaurant Sector Rules.
Amenities non-essential to a businesses’ main function (e.g. pool table(s), dart
boards, etc.) are allowed but must be thoroughly cleaned in-between group usage.
Markings on the ground shall be used section off these amenities and ensure they
are at least 6 feet away from the closest chair back/person. Only those playing
shall be allowed around these areas; others must remain in their seating area.
Masks must always be worn, and no food or drink is allowed in these areas.
Regarding indoor performers/talent., sector rules state that performers/talent must
wear a mask when they are performing and remain at least 6 feet away from the
public; musical vocalists are not allowed to perform indoors.
Here are some relevant links:
John Suchy, Director