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Here’s what dine-in at a Seattle restaurant will look like under Phase 1.5

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Hey Seattleites, as you probably know some Seattle restaurants are reopening for dine-in. So if you’re ready to get back to your favorite restaurant expect it to be a new experience. Because dining-in is about to get a whole lot different.

In case you didn’t know, King County is now in phase 1.5. So when it comes to restaurants it means that you can expect 25 percent capacity inside and 50 percent capacity outside. Not to mention, all tables and chairs must be 6 feet apart. Which means no getting shoulder to shoulder with your besties.

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And restaurants also have to make some changes like having easy access to hand sanitizer and using disposable menus. Not to mention, all staff need to wear face coverings. So while patrons don’t legally have to, you should. And that’s for your safety but also for the restaurant’s safety. Because after all, they don’t have to serve you if you choose to not wear a face covering.

But we wouldn’t expect restaurants to start reopening quickly. Most Seattle restaurants will likely struggle to reopen due to economic hemorrhaging. But if you’re dying to get back to your favorite restaurant, reach out to them and ask if they’ll be reopening for dine-in soon. So with all that in mind, remember to be patient with restaurants as this is new territory for everyone involved.

If you’d like to learn more about dine-in at Seattle restaurants, click here. And please continue to support your local restaurants.