Indoor dining ban to be lifted, with new regulations, on Monday in St. Louis County

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By and NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Indoor dining will resume in St. Louis County bars and restaurants on Monday. County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced the plans Wednesday morning.

When indoor service for bars and restaurants resume, they will be limited to 25% capacity, must close by 10 p.m. every night and follow some other safety protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Dr. Page also said restaurants and bars will need to record the names and contact information of all patrons, to assist with contact tracing, and some bars will need to install plastic or plexiglass "physical barriers"

Those full regulations will be posted later this morning at STLCorona.com.

Dr. Page has been working with a group of restaurant owners on developing a plan, and has also been facing a lawsuit by another group of local restaunteurs.

You can watch the full announcement from Page, here:

The ban on indoor dining has been a highly-contested order since it was put in place in mid-November. It was extended by Page in mid-December, saying he was waiting for the number of hospitalizations and daily COVID-19 cases to begin trending down before allowing indoor dining again.

The Chesterfield Police Department announced soon after that it would not enforce the safer at home order nor orders from Page. The police department for one of St. Louis County's largest municipalities says it is "committed to supporting our restaurants and businesses" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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