We’re all anxious to get out there and enjoy some non-homecooked food. That being said, it is important to be patient and follow your state’s set guidelines. Here’s the latest from states that have announced a loosening on the restrictions for going to restaurants.:
States that Will Allow Restaurants to Open After the Coronavirus Quarantine
ALASKA – April 24
Alaska’s governor, Mike Dunleavy has announced that restaurants in most parts of Alaska will reopen April 24 with restrictions such as keeping distances between tables and using less than 25% of their capacity. Anchorage won’t open up restaurants until April 27.
GEORGIA – April 27
Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp allowed restrictions to loosen starting April 24. Restaurants can reopen April 27, also with restrictions including social distancing and screening employees for illness.
MONTANA – May 4
Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced that restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries can begin to offer some in-establishment services beginning May 4.
NEBRASKA – May 4
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that restaurants will be permitted to allow customers inside on May 4th with restrictions. Restrictions include being under 50% of capacity.
NORTH CAROLINA – May 8 (if Coronavirus keeps a downward trend)
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said that as phase 2 of the state’s reopening (all dependent on COVID-19 trends) would allow restaurants to operate with reduced capacities.
NORTH DAKOTA – May 1
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, did not set stay-at-home orders. However, restaurants were shut down. He is looking to allow restaurants to open on May 1 (this is not a date that is set in stone).
OKLAHOMA – May 1
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced that restaurants will reopen the week of May 1, with strict social distancing and sanitation protocols.
TENNESSEE – April 27
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that restaurants can open on April 27 if they operate at 50% capacity.