Restaurants in Prince George’s County will now be able to seat diners indoors with capacity restrictions as the Maryland county moves into Phase 2 of its coronavirus lockdown opening plan. According to WUSA9, the decision follows a 27 percent drop in coronavirus positivity cases since last week.
Prince George’s County’s Phase 2 reopening plan began yesterday at 5 p.m. and requires that restaurants adhere to distancing requirements, per WUSA9. Indoor and outside seating is permitted at a 50 percent capacity, and there’s an upper limit of 50 people inside a restaurant at any given time regardless of space. No more than six guests can sit at a table. Employees must undergo health screenings before shifts and wear face coverings.
Popular Prince George’s hot spots like National Harbor are inviting guests back for limited indoor seating at restaurants.
Meanwhile, Montgomery County will begin its own Phase 2 reopening on Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m., NBC4 reports. Other areas in Maryland began Phase 2 on June 5, and Northern Virginia began seating customers indoors at half capacity on June 12.
Prince George’s County will enter a modified phase two reopening June 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM. We encourage all residents to use good judgment and limit non-essential trips. For more information, please visit: https://t.co/bJaRfMkszR pic.twitter.com/5tZdzhZF45— Community Relations (@PGCCommunity) June 14, 2020
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