Restaurants and coffee shops are to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures. The operators must establish and implement safety protocols and best practices, including enacting physical distancing policies, limiting the number of diners and following protocols as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
Governor Ducey signed legislation to allow bars, liquor stores and restaurants to sell cocktails to-go, expanding opportunities for businesses.
Occupancy percentage limitations expire. Restaurants must continue to implement physical distancing and mask protocols.
Governor Doug Ducey announced additional actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, with the signing of an Executive Order that requires restaurants with indoor seating to operate at less than 50 percent capacity.
In addition, ADHS released updated guidance for restaurants providing dine-in services including enforcing physical distancing of at least six feet between customers, continuing to provide options for curbside pickup or delivery, requiring all servers, sanitizing customers areas after each sitting, and host staff and employees that interact with customers to wear cloth masks.
Restaurants and coffee shops can resume dine-in services with physical distancing
Arizona guidance for restaurants and coffee shops includes considering assigning duties to vulnerable workers that minimize their contact with customers, developing standards for the use of non-medical grade masks by employees, and avoiding the use of shared items such as menus and condiments.
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