California: On 4/2, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department announced that it issued a revised County Health Officer Order to reflect newly permitted activities in the Orange tier, effective Monday, 4/5. The changes are highlighted in yellow on the Order, and include that restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less with continued safety modifications.
• Florida: On April 5, Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava issued Emergency Order 33-20, which cancels a series of prior orders. As summarized here, among other things, the order states a minimum occupancy of 50 percent for restaurants and other food establishments, and that these establishments shall be allowed to operate at up to 100 percent if the establishment ensures 6 feet of distance between tables and ensures that persons not actively eating or drinking are wearing facial coverings.
• Maine: On 4/2, the City of Portland announced that its outdoor dining and retail program will begin Monday, 4/5 with the closure of several downtown streets. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expand into public spaces, including closed streets, parklets, the public right-of-way, and parks. The program covers the entire City and not just the downtown area.
• Oklahoma: On March 31, Norman Mayor Clark signed a proclamation extending the local state of emergency, restricting restaurant and bar capacity to 75%, and similarly limiting indoor gatherings and sporting events to 75% of event space. The order took effect on April 1. More information on the city’s response, including the separate face covering mandate, can be found here.
• Pennsylvania: On 4/1, Governor Wolf issued Amended Order for Mitigation, Enforcement, and Immunity Protections, which, among other things, allows restaurants to increase indoor dining capacity to 75%. Bar service will also be permitted, patrons will no longer have to purchase food to buy alcohol to consume on premises, and the 11pm curfew on alcohol sales will be lifted. The amended order goes into effect on 4/4.