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Idaho Restaurants To Open This Weekend In Phase 2 Of Governor's Plan

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Governor Brad Little announced the state will be moving into Phase Two of reopening tomorrow, which means dine-in services are back on the menu for Idahoans.


Little says Idahoans should continue to follow physical distancing guidelines, as the virus is still a threat in Idaho. 

“Generally, things are better in Idaho than elsewhere," said Governor Little. "That is not a reason to be inattentive to the practice that helped get us here.”

The state planrecommends limiting capacity, requiring employees to wear cloth face coverings and gloves during their shifts, and using disposable or digital menus.

Governor Little also announced bars could open two weeks earlier than previously planned. 

Restaurants must submit a reopening plan to their local health district, but plans don’t need to be approved to serve customers inside. 

However, restaurants should have their reopening program for inspections and food illness investigations. 

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