The most notable changes concern table seating and bar seating.
The size of a party seated at a table, as of Monday, cannot exceed 10.
Bar seating will be permitted provided that either:
- There are no active work areas or working staff behind the bar at least 6 feet away; or
- There is a physical barrier (e.g. Plexiglas) separating customers from the bar space that is at least 30 inches high and a gap/opening at the bottom of the barrier is allowed for food and drink service as long as the gap/opening is no more than 8 inches high
In addition, parties must be seated at bars (no standing customer service) and parties must be spaced at least 6 feet from other parties.
Subject to any applicable building and fire code requirements, bar areas may be reconfigured to accommodate table seating that complies with all spacing and other requirements in these COVID-19 safety standards. Tables must not be placed within 6 feet of the staffed bartending area.
All customers must be seated; eat-in service to standing customers (e.g., around bar areas) is prohibited.