LOADING

Type to search

Dining news Pierce County Restaurant Rally Puyallup dining Restaurant closures Restaurant openings Sumner dining Tacoma dining Tacoma restaurant news

Here’s a rundown of the new dining restrictions in Pierce County

Share

Just announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Nov. 15, 2020: New restrictions for dining in Pierce County and across the state.

Here are a few take-aways:


NEW DINING RESTRICTIONS

* Indoor dining is paused at all restaurants and bars.

* Indoor dining is expected to be paused through Dec. 14. The governor announced the restaurant restrictions begin on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:01 AM (source: https://www.governor.wa.gov/…/inslee-announces…)

* Take-out is allowed at all restaurants. So is delivery.

* Outdoor dining is still permitted with some restrictions. Table size is limited to 5 diners.

SOURCING FOR THIS INFORMATION

As always, valid sources of information are important.

Here’s the governor’s release of information with today’s announcements: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/COVID%2019%20November%20Statewide%20Restrictions.pdf

Here’s where to check back in the next day or two for further guidance for restaurants and other businesses: https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance-businesses-and-workers

Here’s where you can find information from the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department about current virus counts and other pandemic information – https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/human-coronavirus

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH RESTAURANT RALLY?

Pierce County officials confirmed Sunday that Pierce County Restaurant Rally will continue, as planned, Nov. 15-19. The program is a dining discount promotion offering diners 30 percent off meals at 300 participating Pierce County restaurants.

Diners can collect the 30 percent discount on dine-in and take-out service until Tuesday, Nov. 17. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 19, participating restaurants will give discounts on take-out food. For the latest updates, check Pierce County’s official website for Pierce County Restaurant Rally at piercecountyrestaurantrally.com. I’ve also got a big collection of restaurants to check out for Restaurant Rally, plus tips for navigating the rally at dinepiercecounty.com/rally.


FOR RESTAURANT WORKERS AND OWNERS:

* To mitigate the impacts on businesses, an additional $50 million will be available in the form of grants and loans by the end of the year. More info is coming on that.

* The state will look at helping with unemployment or other aid if federal aid does not materialize for workers.

OTHER SOURCES OF AID FOR RESTAURANTS

I’ve compiled a list of aid programs for restaurants:

Liked it? Take a second to support Sue Kidd on Patreon!
Tags:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.