Coronavirus Restaurant Updates: United States

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As COVID-19 continues to spread, many states are taking the necessary steps to prohibit gatherings of people at restaurants.

If you’re wondering if restaurants in your state have been ordered to suspend dine-in service, or have any other restrictions, check out our full state-by-state list below.

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Last updated at 1:51pm EST April 3.

Alabama
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 17. Learn more.
– Take-out and delivery permitted. A consistent six-foot distance between persons must be maintained.
– Bottled alcohol sales are permitted. Customers can buy a 750 ml bottle of wine or liquor, or one six pack.

Alaska
– The state has ordered shelter in place until April 10. Learn more.
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service.
– Take-out, drive-thru, and delivery permitted.

Arizona
– Arizona counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 must close dine-in service indefinitely. Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Cave Creek, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tempe, Tolleson, and Tucson ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Sedona restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 10.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Restaurants can sell alcohol, as long as it’s consistent with state liquor laws and your liquor license. Businesses are encouraged to offer food and beverages using delivery service, window service, drive-through service, or drive-up service.

Arkansas
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol can be sold until April 19. Beer and wine are permitted to be ordered with food. Spirits are not to be sold, but restaurants may sell mixer and set-ups. Alcohol cannot be delivered by a third party delivery service.

California
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Beer, wine, pre-mixed drinks or cocktails can be sold for pickup or delivery as long as they have a secure lid or cap and must be sold with food. Alcohol must be transported in the trunk of vehicle, or in another unoccupied area of the vehicle.
– For more information, visit the California Restaurant Association website.

Colorado
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until May 11.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol can be sold until April 20. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks can be sold when accompanying a food order.

Connecticut
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol sales are permitted, when accompanied by a food order. Alcohol must be sealed.

Delaware
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol sales are permitted when accompanied by a food order for take-out or drive-thru. Alcohol can’t cost more than 40% of the total sales transaction, and alcohol may not be included in deliveries.

District of Columbia
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 25.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Wine, beer, and spirits can be included with take-out and delivery orders. Alcohol must be packaged in a sealed container and orders must include at least one food item prepared by the restaurant.

Florida
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol sales are permitted and must be accompanied by a food order. Licensees can sell cocktails, wine and beer in cups, jugs and other reasonable containers, as long as the alcoholic beverage is for consumption off the licensed premises.

Georgia
– Shelter in place ordered until April 6. Learn more.
– Restaurants have not been ordered to close, however, take-out and delivery should be used whenever possible.
– Restaurants must limit the number of patrons at a single location to 10, and each person must stand or be seated at least 6ft apart.

Hawaii
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Idaho
– Boise restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 20.
– Avoiding groups of 10 or more is recommended.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Illinois
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 7.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol sales are permitted and do not need to be accompanied by a food order. Unopened packages of beer, wine, spirits can be sold to take-out.

Indiana
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 7.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Sealed bottles of alcohol sales are permitted for take-out. Holders of a beer retailer’s permit can fill a container, under the same conditions as those who hold retail permits that allow take-out.

Iowa
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 7.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Liquor, beer, and wine can be sold to go. Alcohol must be in its original, unopened container.

Kansas
Restaurants in the following jurisdictions have been ordered to close dine-in service until April 1:
– Jackson County
– Johnson County
– Wyandotte County
– Kansas City
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Bottles of beer and wine in their original containers can be sold alongside curbside meals.The beverages are required to have a tamper-resistant seal and must be accompanied with a receipt.

Kentucky
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Sales of sealed bottles of alcohol are permitted for take-out and delivery.

Louisiana
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 13.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Maine
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 7.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Maryland
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol take-out and delivery permitted, subject to local liquor laws and regulations.

Massachusetts
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in until May 4.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Michigan
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 13.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Minnesota
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 10.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Mississippi
– Restaurants and bars must limit dine-in services to no more than 10 people at once.

Missouri
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 6.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Montana
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 10.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Nebraska
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Class A license holders can sell beer to customers on take-out or delivery orders.
– Class I license holders can sell beer, wine, and spirits to customers placing take-out or delivery orders.
– Restaurants can sell alcohol on drive-thru or curbside orders without customers having to exit their motor vehicles.

Nevada
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

New Hampshire
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 7.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Beer and wine can be purchased with a food order for delivery or take-out.

New Jersey
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

New Mexico
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 10.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

New York
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol take-out and delivery permitted. Food must be sold with the order, and delivery personnel must have the establishment’s liquor license on hand. Deliveries must be made in a vehicle permitted by the Authority (e.g., a third-party delivery service), or a vehicle owned and operated, or hired and operated by the licensee or its employee.

North Carolina
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

North Dakota
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 6.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Ohio
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Oklahoma
– Restaurants in the cities of Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Tulsa ordered to close dine-in until April 12.
– Restaurants in Edmond ordered to close dine-in service until April 6.
– Restaurants in Del City ordered to close dine-in service until May 11.
– Restaurants in Midwest City can offer dine-in service, but only at every other table and with a maximum of six people per table.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Gatherings are recommended to be limited to 10 or fewer, and dining in at restaurants is not recommended by the state.

Oregon
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 17.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Pennsylvania
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 6.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Rhode Island
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 13.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Restaurants can sell up to two bottles of wine or 144 ounces of beer in their original, sealed containers. Alcohol must be sold with an order of food for take-out only, it cannot be delivered.

South Carolina
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

South Dakota
– Restaurants have not been ordered to close, however, they have been recommended by the state to offer take-out or limit groups of people to 10 or fewer.

Tennessee
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 14.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Restaurants may sell beer and wine by takeout or delivery, if sold with food.

Texas
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 30.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Alcohol sales are permitted from restaurants with a mixed beverage permit. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks can be sold as long as the order is accompanied by food. Learn more.

Utah
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Carryout, curbside pickup, or delivery permitted.
– Governor Herbert has asked Utahns to get take out from Utah restaurants three times a week.

Vermont
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 6.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Restaurants may offer alcohol at curbside pickup and delivery, but it must be an unopened container of wine, beer, spirits and “spirit-based product.”
– All alcohol deliveries must happen between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. and restaurants must keep a log of the employee who delivered the alcohol, what was delivered, along with the names and locations of recipients, and signed recipients.

Virginia
– A stay at home order has been issued until June 10.
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service.
– Take-out, delivery, and pick-up permitted. There must be less than 10 people in the business at any time.

West Virginia
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Washington
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Wisconsin
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 24.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Wyoming
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until April 17.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Bars and grills with a Wyoming liquor license may sell malt beverages and wine with take-out and curbside food orders. Alcohol sales must be 49% or less of the total pre-tax amount of the order. Businesses must notify local law enforcement of the intent to sell off-premise coupled with a menu and price. Alcohol is restricted to malt beverages and wine in an original, sealed container.

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