As winter began and COVID cases in the US surged to new highs, states across the country continued to tighten restrictions on restaurants and bars, per the Park Street State Reopening Tracker.
For December, 17 states placed new restrictions on indoor dining or new limits on capacity, though many restrictions were temporary in order to avoid a surge in cases during the holidays.
Some of the significant updates in December included:
- Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and D.C. temporarily shutdown indoor dining again.
- Illinois, Montana, North Carolina and Virginia enacted new curfews for the on-premise.
- Kentucky, Virginia and Rhode Island loosened restrictions on indoor dining.
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Source: Park Street, January 2021