Restaurants already endured lengthy shutdowns that hobbled the industry. Now, a new wave of bans on indoor dining from Philadelphia to Seattle is threatening the weakened industry.
With a record-breaking Covid-19 spike, governors and mayors across the U.S. are bringing back limits to businesses and once again, restaurants are seeing the tightest restrictions. Illinois, which was one of the first to reinstate a shutdown, is a focal point. Michigan, Kentucky and Washington state governors have also issued statewide bans on indoor dining, and it’s not allowed in most of California. New York state now has a 10 p.m. curfew, and a similar ban is “just a matter of time.”