The Maryland Restaurant Association called on the state health department Tuesday to update its latest guidance about indoor dining.
It orders restaurants to keep tables 6 feet apart or block off every other booth.
The restaurant association says that essentially negates Gov. Larry Hogan’s order, boosting indoor dining capacity to 75%, but the organization says plexiglass barriers between tables can be used and still keep customers safe.
The association says without those changes, the increase to 75% capacity has no positive impact on most restaurants.
Full statement from Marshall Weston, president and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland: “The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) issued a Directive and Order yesterday that essentially negates Governor Hogan’s Executive Order increasing indoor dining capacity to 75 percent. The restrictions outlined in the MDH order make it impossible for restaurants and foodservice operations to achieve 75 percent capacity, even though there are ways to do so safely.” >Read More