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Restaurants open Monday, with guidelines

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11:25 am

Gov. Bill Lee said Friday that restaurants may open Monday, April 27, but with guidelines the establishments should follow, per his new Tennessee Pledge.

They include:

Protecting Employees

Wear face coverings and gloves

Report any symptoms of illness to supervisor

Follow daily sanitation protocols

Protecting Customers

Limit occupancy to 50% of seating capacity

Space tables 6 feet apart

Limit seating to 6 per table

Use social distancing standards in waiting areas

Keep bar areas closed

No live music

Screen customers with basic questions about COVID 19

Lee said retailers may open Wednesday, April 29, with many of the same guidelines, including operating at 50 percent occupancy. The state recommends that employees in both industries wear cloth face coverings and that business owners follow federal guidelines for hygiene and workplace sanitation standards related to the pandemic. The full guidance offered by the state for both sectors can be found here.