In order for the City of Monrovia to allow expanded outdoor dining to occur, the city must certify that Safer at Work and in the Community protocols are followed, masks are worn, and physical distancing is practiced. If business owners, residents and patrons cannot adhere to the guidelines, the pilot program will have to end, Monrovia City Manager Dylan Feik wrote in an update Wednesday afternoon.
To keep the program alive and successful the city manager has outlined the following guidelines:
- All visitors must wear a mask when not eating and drinking. This includes those walking in the street or waiting for a table.
- All alcohol must be consumed at the dining table. At no time should customers walk in the street with an alcohol beverage.
- Patrons must be seated 6 feet apart from other parties. Outdoor dining tables must be placed 6 feet apart. Additionally, aisles will remain open to provide space for those walking in the street to move freely between the various expanded spaces.