Diners in Washington, DC and Detroit, Michigan will soon be able to consumer food indoors after weeks of closures and re-openings; raising questions over why both cities have decided to permit the activity they once blamed for spreading CoVID-19.
“Indoor dining at restaurants and bars in Michigan will resume on Feb. 1, 75 days after it was suspended amid a surge in COVID-19 infections. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the reopening Friday morning, the latest signal that health officials believe the state is moving past a second wave of the virus that struck in the fall,” reports Detroit News.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 22, 2021
“Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) is lifting the coronavirus moratorium on indoor dining on Friday, allowing restaurants in the District to resume service indoors at 25 percent capacity,” writes the Hill.
We are told that breakdown will start in earnest at 6 pm and will likely take about 36 hours.
That aligns with the end of the Inauguration Pause on indoor dining which is set to expire on Friday, January 22, at 5 am. Restaurants will then be able to return to 25% indoor.
— John J. Falcicchio (@falcicchio) January 20, 2021
Read the full report here.
COMRADE-MAYOR: De Blasio Suggests ‘No Indoor Dining’ Until Doctors Develop CoVID Cure
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hinted Monday his administration may ban indoor dining in restaurants across the Big Apple until researchers and scientists develop a cure for the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We do expect — and pray for and expect — a vaccine in the spring that will allow us to get more back to normal,” he said at his daily press briefing, “but I will absolutely tell you, we’re going to keep looking for that situation where we can push down the virus enough where we would have more ability to address indoor dining.”
De Blasio can’t truly be this incompetent. https://t.co/ZG89SSixw3
— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) August 31, 2020
“Is there a way where we can do something safely with indoor dining? So far we have not had that moment, honestly,” he said.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
OUTDOOR ONLY: Governor Cuomo Closes Indoor Dining Across NYC Starting Monday
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed Friday that all indoor dining will be banned in New York City starting Monday; a move critics say will crush small businesses heading into the cold winter months.
NEW: NYC indoor dining to close on Monday, Gov. Cuomo says. https://t.co/p74ZDtBmLy
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 11, 2020
BREAKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reinstated an indoor dining ban for New York City restaurants, citing the surging coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/y6qus24PNe
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 11, 2020
“In New York City, you put the CDC caution on indoor dining together with the rate of transmission and the density and the crowding, that is a bad situation,” he said.
“This is painful. So many restaurants are struggling. But we can’t allow this virus to reassert itself in our city,” added Mayor Bill de Blasio.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.