GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Many of us like to eat out simply for the different atmosphere restaurants provide. if you are one of these people, you’re in luck.
As of Friday, May 1st, dining in is back in Mesa County, but your experience will be a little different than what you’re used to.
Here’s what you can expect:
Under Mesa County Public Health’s new dine-in guidelines, restaurants can only seat 30% of the building’s capacity, and the six feet of distance rule still applies.
Customers also can’t wait in lobby areas, or create lines outside the door waiting for a table. Bar areas of restaurants are also closed.
And, customers must wear face coverings from the moment they enter the restaurant, to when they are seated.
We checked in with a local Mexican food restaurant to see how its first day of ‘dine-in’ business is going with the new guidelines.
“It will take us a while to be 100% I’m sure, but with the guidelines, we are doing it… to the point where I have tape to close certain tables. My capacity is 250 people, so we can sit 60 to 70 people.” – Alex Sanchez, Fiesta Guadalajara Manager
To see the full list of dine-in guidelines from Mesa County Public Health, click here.