Foodservice Establishments

Updated May 17, 2021

Foodservice establishments are restaurants, bars, and other similar establishments that sell food or beverages for consumption on-premises in Montgomery County (“Restaurants and Bars”), and social and fraternal clubs (“Social Clubs”) with dining facilities.

Guidance and Requirements

Indoor and outdoor dining

Indoor and outdoor dining must follow MDH Order 2021-03-09-01, paragraph 2.A (PDF).

The total number of persons permitted in the indoor dining portion of the foodservice establishment shall not exceed 75% of the maximum occupancy.

Buffet service

Buffet service may be resumed pursuant to MDH Order No 2021-03-09-01 (PDF).

Guest registry

Foodservice establishments must maintain a daily record of the following information for at least 30 days, to assist with contact tracing:

  • date;
  • time; and
  • name and contact information for at least one person of each outdoor dining party

Registry resources

Face coverings

Staff, customers, and visitors must follow  face covering guidance at all times, unless actively engaged in eating or drinking.

Required outdoor entrance signs

Foodservice establishments must post signage at each outdoor dining entrance advising customers and visitors that: