Many restaurants are preparing for another round of restrictions as the region’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise. If any region in the state is above the 15 percent threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations for seven days, the state-imposed rollback takes effect.
That would mean restaurants would go from 75 back to 50% capacity. Dr. Emily Williams Knight is president of the Texas Restaurant Association and says the industry is bracing for another setback. She says 200,000 employees are still out of a job because of the virus and worries that the restaurant industry could be in even more trouble without Congress’s stimulus.