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Montgomery County Judge Order: Food and Drink Establishments, Bars, Movie Theaters

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On Tuesday, March 17 at 9:30a.m. the office of County Judge Mark Keough along with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced and signed the following order in lieu of recent events in Montgomery County affecting food and drink establishments and movie theaters in response to the current and anticipated needs to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. See the following details and the order attached below.

  1. All restaurants shall reduce occupancy of the entire premise to 50 people or less at any one time in total.
    1. Tables, shall be spaced a minimum of 10 feet apart.
  2. All restaurants may continue to-go, takeout, delivery, and catering operations.
  3. Restaurants shall not allow any employee to report to work who is sick.
    1. Strict handwashing and sanitizing operations must be deployed
  4. Any bar or club shall limit occupancy to 50 persons or less at any one time in total.
  5. Movie theaters shall limit occupancy to 25 persons or less per screen at one time.

The order takes effect on March 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. and remains in effect until April 1, 2020 until rescinded or extended by a future order.


Source: Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management