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Restaurants in Arizona poised to re-open for dine-in service

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Posted at 8:11 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:26:03-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Restaurants in Arizona are set to re-open for dine-in service Monday as Gov. Doug Ducey continues to relax social distancing orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.

From large chains to local mom-and-pop eateries, restaurants are preparing to host patrons for the first time in nearly two months but at a limited capacity. Restaurants will have to abide by restrictions including social distancing between tables and not serving parties larger than 10. Ducey made the decision citing a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

However, other restaurants have posted on social media that they will remain closed until they feel prepared to meet new conditions.