Yesterday, Wednesday, May 20, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order to push the state into Phase Two of reopening businesses. As part of this rollout, restaurants are allowed to allow customers back into the dining rooms at 50 percent capacity, according to the guidelines put forth by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Raleigh’s famed Angus Barn removed half of its tables, but can still seat 325 diners. According to the News & Observer, the restaurant now asks customers to wait in their cars and has installed Plexiglas around the hostess stand.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there are currently 20,122 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the state.