Pima County Board of Supervisors Adopts Set of Temporary Regulations for Restaurants, Other Industries

A set of temporary health-code regulations for restaurants and other facilities was approved yesterday, May 13, by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

The regulations provide for healthy physical distancing measures while providing dine-in restaurants the flexibility to serve as many customers as possible. Restaurants and bars must limit their indoor occupancy to 50% or lower, keep a minimum of 6 feet between tables, and offer dine-in services only if a party calls ahead first.

Restaurants in unincorporated areas of the county will be allowed to use outdoor spaces for additional customer service, including the use of portions of parking lots, sidewalks, and vacant lots. Pima County will provide same-day review and evaluation of temporary outdoor expansion requests. Guidelines are similar for places such as pools, fitness centers, and other attractions.