COVID-19 restrictions are back for indoor dining at restaurants

Restaurants are bringing back restrictions for indoor dining after a surge in COVID-19 cases.

It’s no secret that COVID-19 cases are spiraling out of control once again. And while most cities and states won’t be going back on a lockdown, strict restrictions are returning when it comes to indoor dining at restaurants.

One change in indoor dining you may have already noticed, are the operation hours. The BBC reports that in some places, such as Minnesota and New York, have installed curfew in bars and restaurants to 10 p.m.

A report from Mashed also shares that capacity rules have also reduced back to only 50% (in most locations it was already at a 75% capacity). How are things in your area?

Additionally, some restaurants offer outdoor dining only with tents and have added a larger variety to their delivery and to-go menu.

What does this mean for the future of restaurants?

Unfortunately, the restaurants that are suffering the most are small businesses. It’s important to remember to support small businesses first. I have seen one too many small restaurants closed in my area, one of them a personal favorite.

To support your favorite restaurants, small or not, order online via a delivery app or pick up a to-go order.

If you aren’t able to leave the house (and are tired of cooking), invite Freshly as your personal chef! The weekly subscription service delivers meals right to your door that are ready to be popped into the microwave — all you need are utensils. You can learn more about it HERE.

What have you been doing when it comes to meals? Are you cooking at home, ordering delivery, picking up to-do orders, or dining out? I know many people are still very careful and not dining inside restaurants. How do you feel about that? Stay safe!