Michigan Reopening Dining At Bars And Restaurants Today

Jun 8, 2020

In this Thursday, May 21, 2020, image, Stephanie Byrd, co-owner of The Block, poses for a photo with chairs on the tables while the restaurant is closed due to the coronavirus in Detroit.
Credit (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Restauranteurs only had about a week’s notice to finalize plans for re-starting dining.

And they are working under new guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Bars and restaurants can only operate at 50-percent capacity and have to keep tables six feet apart and workers must wear face masks.

But many officials, public and private, want people to start eating-out again.

The city of Detroit is also making it easier to create outdoor eating areas.

But some owners say they are not yet in a financial position to fully open their doors.

Others say they won’t force customers to wear a face mask, especially those who are elderly.