ABOVE PHOTO: Individuals having a meal outdoor (Photograph/Metropolis of Philadelphia )
By Linda Huss
Metropolis of Philadelphia
Indoor eating is again in Philadelphia beginning September eight, 2020. Most of Philadelphia’s pointers and restrictions are in line with statewide guidelines — all of which purpose to maintain folks wholesome whereas progressively and safely reopening.
The Metropolis seems ahead to persevering with to increase allowable operations for Philadelphia’s restaurant business, in addition to reopening extra indoor companies.
What diners must know
Many residents are trying ahead to returning to their favourite indoor eating places, and it’s no marvel—Philly is a bona fide foodie city. Whilst you’re having fun with your eating expertise, eating places staff and operators will likely be imposing strict pointers to maintain you and your family members protected.
Listed here are some new pointers and updates you need to know:
A most of 4 folks could be seated collectively inside. When you have greater than 4 folks in your celebration, you may be at separate tables which can be a minimum of six toes aside. Six folks per table are allowed for outdoor eating.
You’ll see fewer folks round you. Eating places can’t enable greater than 25 p.c of their regular capability.
You can’t sit at a bar. Alcohol could be served just for on-site consumption at your table when in the identical transaction as your meal.
Servers should put on each masks and face shields for extra safety.
Diners should put on masks after they aren’t seated at their table.
Eating places will likely be putting in sneeze guards or partitions of their kitchens and at money registers, host stands, and meals pickup areas, the place sustaining bodily distance of a minimum of six toes is tough.
Most significantly, in case you don’t really feel properly, don’t danger different folks’s well being—keep house!
Outside eating will proceed underneath its present pointers, together with a most capability of 50 folks.
As of August 20, the Division of Public Well being is permitting these venues to reopen with restrictions:
Sport areas (ax throwing, mini-golf, pool, ping pong, escape rooms, and different indoor sport amenities)
Enterprise house owners: View pointers for bowling alleys, arcades, and sport areas.
On September eight, extra restrictions will likely be lifted. Along with indoor eating, the Metropolis will enable indoor dwell theater venues and film theaters.
For extra info on reopening security pointers, go to: www.phila.gov/reopen .