Special Report

Restaurant Reopening Restrictions in Every State

Methodology

To find information on each state’s limits for indoor dining capacity, table size, mask requirements, and other COVID-19-related protocols, 24/7 Tempo consulted the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Law Center Official Return to Work State Guidelines for Foodservice Establishments (updated Dec. 16), the Coronavirus Restrictions and Mask Mandates for All 50 States published by the New York Times (updated Dec. 24), the State-by-State Guide to Face Mask Requirements published by the AARP (updated Dec. 24), and the State-by-State Guide to Coronavirus-Related Restrictions at Restaurants published by OpenTable (updated Dec. 22), as well as state coronavirus websites and the texts of governors or mayors’ executive orders from most of the states represented here.