Indoor dining in the United States has made a comeback amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This reopening, however, does not look the same across the board. With variations in state, county, and even city mandates – indoor dining has many faces, and keeping track of them can be difficult. Here is a simple guide to dine-in operations, including mask requirements, based on its respective state regulations. This guide reports information found on each state’s government website; links to the sites are included throughout the guide. Note: Listed restrictions are subject to change as policy updates continue. Private businesses may also enact their own requirements (for both dining and masks) that differ from state regulation. Click a state on the map to view its dine-in policies. 
Alabama

https://covid19.alabama.gov/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet unless partitions available

 
Alaska

https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 10 feet

Arizona

https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/novel-coronavirus/guidance-restaurants.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Arkansas

https://govstatus.egov.com/ar-covid-19

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 66%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
California

https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-dine-in-restaurants.pdf

Indoor Dining: Varies by county: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: Varies by county

Table Capacity: Varies by county

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Colorado

https://covid19.colorado.gov/restaurants-food-services

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%, not to exceed 50 people per room

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Connecticut

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery-Phase-2-1/CTReopens21_IndoorDining1110.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes with 10:00 pm curfew

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Delaware

https://business.delaware.gov/coronavirus/delawares-recovery-phase-2-guidance/#industry

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 60%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Florida

https://frla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/FRLA-NRA-Safe-Operating-Guidance-10.20.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet recommended, not required

 
Georgia

https://georgia.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-georgia/covid-19-state-services-georgia/covid-19-statewide-shelter-place-order

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

Hawaii

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 6 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Idaho

https://eiph.idaho.gov/Home/Hot%20Topics/Coronavirus/Guidelines%20for%20Food%20Establishments%20for%20Reopening_EIPH%20-%205.21.2020.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet recommended, not required

Illinois

https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

Indoor Dining: No, outdoor only

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: N/A, 25% for outdoor standing areas

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Indiana

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet recommended, not required

 
Iowa

https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/covid19/resources/Summary%20of%20Enhanced%20Public%20Health%20Measures.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Kansas

https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/

Indoor Dining: Yes with 11:00 pm curfew

Masks: Varies by county

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Kentucky

https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Louisiana

https://ldh.la.gov/coronavirus/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 75%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet 

 
Maine

https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/seated-service

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: Max. 50 people per room

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Maryland

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Indoor Dining: Yes with curfews based on county

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

Massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-restaurants#social-distancing-and-capacity-limits-

Indoor Dining: Yes with 9:30 pm curfew

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Michigan

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/Workplace_Guidelines_Factsheet-Restaurant_Bars_693993_7.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Minnesota

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/safedining.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes with 10:00 pm curfew

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Mississippi

https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html

Indoor Dining: Yes with 11:00 pm curfew

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: 75%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

Missouri

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/pdf/restaurants-bars.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Montana

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 6 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

Nebraska

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Nevada

https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
New Hampshire

https://www.nh.gv/covid19/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 6 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
New Jersey

https://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID-19_IndoorDiningGuidance.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes with 10:00 pm curfew

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 25%

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
New Mexico

https://cv.nmhealth.org/

Indoor Dining: Yes but must be “New Mexico Safe Certified in Restaurants”

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
New York

https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Food_Services_Summary_Guidelines.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes with 10:00 pm curfew

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
North Carolina

https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Restaurants-Phase-2.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes with 11:00 pm curfew

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
North Dakota

https://ndresponse.gov/sites/www/files/documents/covid-19/ND%20Smart%20Restart/Standards%20for%20all%20Industries.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: Varies on risk-assessment

Table Capacity: Varies on risk-assessment

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Ohio

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Oklahoma

https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/sites/g/files/gmc786/f/052820-food-establishment-reopening_final-eng.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet recommended, not required

 
Oregon

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: Max. 50 people per room

Table Capacity: 6 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Pennsylvania

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Rhode Island

https://health.ri.gov/covid/

Indoor Dining: Yes with 10:00 pm curfew

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 66%

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 8 feet

 
South Carolina

https://scdhec.gov/covid19

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
South Dakota

https://doh.sd.gov/news/coronavirus.aspx

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet recommended, not required

 
Tennessee

https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/restaurant-guidelines.html

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Texas

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 75%

Table Capacity: 10 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Utah

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: Varies on risk-assessment

Table Capacity: Varies on risk-assessment

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Vermont

https://accd.vermont.gov/content/stay-home-stay-safe-sector-specific-guidance#bars-restaurants-catering-and-food-service

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: None

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Virginia

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Forward-Virginia-Phase-Three-Guidelines-November-2020.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 25 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Washington

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19%20Phase%202%20and%203%20Restaurant%20and%20Tavern%20Guidance.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Washington DC

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/COVID-19_DC_Health_Guidance_for_Restaurants_08202020.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: 6 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
West Virginia

https://governor.wv.gov/Documents/Covid%20Week%205/2020.05.29%20Restaurants%20and%20Bars%20Guidelines.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: 50%

Table Capacity: Household seating only

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 6 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

 
Wyoming

https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/WDH-COVID-19-Guidance-for-Restaurants-10.1.2020-b.pdf

Indoor Dining: Yes

Masks: Recommended, not required

Indoor Capacity: None

Table Capacity: 8 people

Table Spacing: 6 feet

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