Due To Virus, Michigan Restaurants Now Taking Names And Phone Numbers

Nov 2, 2020

University of Michigan students toast at Good Time Charley's on the first day seating was allowed at restaurants in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, June 8, 2020.
Credit (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Meals at Michigan restaurants came with a new side dish Monday: What's your name and phone number? The latest order kicked in from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's health department. Restaurants must be able to contact customers if there's a virus case linked to the business. The Michigan Restaurants & Lodging Association insists COVID-19 transmission doesn't occur much at restaurants. The group predicts job losses and more financial strife. Michigan's coronavirus cases have risen significantly, setting a new daily high Saturday at nearly 3,800.