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Restaurants, Bars and Retails capacity restrictions to increase to 50% starting March 5

The Governor has announced changes to the state’s Gatherings and Mask Order that go into effect Friday, March 5. The new updated order focuses mostly on updates to capacity restrictions including the following:

  • Restaurants and bars are allowed to be at 50% capacity up to 100 people. Tables must be six feet apart with no more than six people per table. There is now an 11 p.m. curfew.
  • Retail is allowed to be at 50% capacity.
  • Indoor non-residential gatherings where people interact across households are permitted up to 25 people, allowing public meetings and other small indoor gatherings to resume.
  • Outdoor non-residential gatherings where people interact across households are permitted up to 300, allowing larger outdoor events to resume.
  • Indoor entertainment venues are allowed to be at 50% capacity, up to 300 people.
  • Exercise facilities are allowed to be at 30% capacity with restrictions on distancing and mask requirements.
  • Casinos are allowed to be at 30% capacity. (See smoking limitations in FAQ link below)
  • Indoor stadiums and arenas are allowed have 375 if seating capacity is under 10,000; 750 if seating capacity is over 10,000. 
  • Outdoor entertainment and recreational facilities may host up to 1,000 patrons.
  • Indoor weddings may not exceed a total of 25 persons, while outdoor weddings may not exceed a total of 300 persons. If an event has indoor and outdoor components, it must abide by the requirements for an indoor gathering.

Additionally, indoor residential gatherings are now limited to 15 people from three households, while outdoor residential gatherings can include up to 50 people.  Nursing home visitation is also opening back up. Visitation may continue as long as the facility has not had a case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, and all visitors participating in indoor visitation take a rapid antigen test.

Click here for more information.

Click here to download the Capacity Limit Fact Sheet

Click here to download Outdoor Seating Enclosures infographic

Click here for an updated FAQ

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