KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Mayor Quinton Lucas on Monday released his new guidelines for Kansas City restaurants to follow as the city is scheduled to begin reopening later this week.

The new guidelines would take effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 15 and would run through at least Sunday, May 31.

While other reopening businesses will adhere to the already established 10-10-10 rules outlined by Lucas, restaurants have additional new guidelines.

While the limit on the number of customers coming into restaurants is being lifted, the businesses are being asked to not allow people showing symptoms to dine, not allow employees showing symptoms to work, keep extended distances of 10 feet between tables and ban bar seating, buffets and self-service.

In a release outlining the new rules, Lucas noted the continued threat of the disease even as businesses look to reopen.

“COVID-19 remains present throughout the greater Kansas City region, with serious potential health consequences for those infected. We will continue to balance the public health and economic needs of our community as we continue our road to recovery,” he said. “The guidelines we’ve announced today seek to protect restaurant patrons and employees as our region continues to grapple with the effects of this virus.”

A full list of the new guidelines is available at KCMO.gov.

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[thumbdown][thumbdown]OK. I listened to the entire video and heard where it is not 6 feet between people at the same table but between tables. So where does the 10 feet between tables come in?


[thumbdown] If you, your wife and two kids go out to eat in KCMO, you will be six feet apart from each other at the same table? This makes no sense to spread out the chairs at the table like that. You have been together a month. And if you are meeting friends, let's assume that you know them and will spend time before and after the meal. The logic here escapes me.

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