• On January 30, the state moved from the “blue” to the “green” phase of its reopening plan. Restaurants and bars are among businesses that can operate at 100 percent capacity and without restrictions. Parties are encouraged, but not required, to maintain a six-foot distance from one another.m All businesses are encouraged to follow recommended guidance.
  • Starting December 24, the state moved into the “blue” phase of reopening which allows bars and restaurants to operate at 100 percent occupancy with some social distancing and sanitation restrictions. This order remains in effect. The state does recommend that these establishments limit parties to eight people and keep patrons seated except when placing an order or using the restroom.
  • As of December 12, the Governor announced that the state has moved from the “orange” to “yellow” phase of its coronavirus pandemic response plan and initiated new directives.
  • Under these directives, masks are no longer required but are encouraged in many personal care businesses. Bars and restaurants may continue at recommended occupancy, but parties are limited to eight people and patrons must remain seated except in limited circumstances. Parties are encouraged to maintain six-feet apart but are no longer required to, and businesses are encouraged to follow sanitation and distancing guidelines.