Come in, stay a while: Restaurants prepare to open dining rooms

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky (WYMT)- For the first time since March 16th, restaurants will welcome customers for in-person dinning Friday.

Governor Andy Beshear relaxed restrictions that would allow in-person dining at 33 percent capacity.

Restaurants made final preparations on Thursday, including walkthroughs with the Health Department to make sure everything was up to code.

"Like all my employees have to wear masks and stuff," said Sazon Manager, Jorge Martinez. "Make sure we clean every booth really well. Sanitizer."

Many restaurants have also made changes and improvements to outdoor seating as well. Outdoor seating only has to be spaced out by six feet.

Prime 606 Steakhouse has the most outdoor seating in Perry County.

"We’re still going to be able to start out tomorrow with 70 outdoor seats.
Umbrellas on a lot of them," said owner Charles Colwell. "Great atmosphere here at the golf course. So we are just tickled to death to invite people here in to see what we have to offer."

Both restaurants expect to be full Friday. If a restaurant is at capacity, customers will be asked to wait in their cars.