Arizona Issues Executive Order Limiting Restaurant Capacity
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued Executive Order 2020-47 mandating that restaurants with indoor seating to operate at less than 50% capacity.
What are the details?
Executive Order 2020-47 places multiple new standards onto restaurants. Effective on July 11, 2020, restaurants will need to limit 50% of indoor dining, maintain six feet of separation between parties in all directions, erect barriers (glass or plexiglass) between tables, booths, and bar tops, as well as eliminate indoor standing rooms where customers could otherwise gather. Though not required, the state is
encouraging restaurants to move to a reservation system to help reduce the amount of customers congregating in waiting areas.
County and health departments will have the authority to enforce the executive order. Violations of the executive order can result in the immediate closure of the business. Local law enforcement and the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control also have the authority to suspend business licenses.
The executive order can be found here, via download.
What do employers need to do?
Restaurants in Arizona should immediately change any policies needed to come into compliance with the new guidelines.