Businesses might be booming again as more dining service becomes available in restaurants on Monday.
As part of Gov. McMaster’s plan, starting on May 11, restaurants throughout the state are allowed to reopen for limited dine-in services. The governor said in Friday’s press conference that he hopes to return to a state of normalcy by jump starting the economy by having people filling those empty seats by up to 50 percent occupancy.
However, just because the doors are open doesn’t mean there will not be precautions.
“The tables should be spaced both indoor and out, at least six to eight feet apart depending on the chair placement to keep the diners at least six feet apart,” McMaster said.
Additionally, staff have to follow strict sanitation and cleaning guidelines for tables, chairs and other equipment. McMaster said that social distancing is still required at all times.
Even if the order is given, restaurant owners still have the option not to open up if they feel that doing so would jeopardize their staff and customers. ”Whether they feel comfortable opening up Monday or not will be up to them,” he said.
Hair salons and barbershops will be allowed to open Monday, May 18 with restrictions as announced by the governor Monday.