As of February 1, restaurants in Michigan have been given the clear to open with some restrictions still put in place. Dining rooms are able to open in the state at 25 percent capacity, following social distance protocols including spacing guests at least six feet apart and seating table with no more than six people, and with a 10 p.m. curfew.
The lifted regulations will allow restaurants in Flint & Genesee county to open their dining room spaces to guests who have only been able to support local restaurants through outdoor dining and carry-out since mid-November.
Local restaurants have been advertising their reopening on social media and through other avenues to let customers know they are ready to serve the public safely. Some restaurants have been posting a count down to February 1 while others are sharing photos of their food and drinks are available to customers.