City health and emergency officials have issued an amendment to the Sixth Local Emergency Directive in response to the reduction of daily new cases in the community.
“Because we’ve seen a downward trend in cases, even after the Thanksgiving holiday, we opted to extend dine-in service by one hour,” said Mayor Dee Margo.
“I want to thank the residents and local businesses for their roles in helping reduce weeks of mounting COVID-19 cases by adhering to local emergency orders. The Pandemic is not over, so we must remain vigilant as we enter the winter break to limit the need for implementation of further restrictions.”
The Directive is amended as follows:
All restaurant dine-in services, to include outdoor service, such as on a patio or similar seating area, shall end at 10 p.m., but may continue after 10 p.m. via take out and drive thru only. Restaurants may resume dine-in services, to include outdoor service, beginning at 6 a.m.
Previously, restaurants were required to end dine-in service at 9 p.m. The new guidelines go into effect immediately.
Officials add that the entire Sixth Local Emergency Directive, which remains in full force and effect unless superseded by a conflicting provision herein or by state or federal law or order, can be found one EPStrong.org under the Health Orders tab.