Gov. Inslee announces rolled-back restrictions on restaurants, bars, ceremonies


OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Inslee announced several restrictions for restaurants and bars, limiting capacity and prohibiting the sale of liquor after 10 p.m.

Effective next Thursday, restaurants can only serve groups from the same household, and bars can only serve patrons outdoors and only until 10 p.m. Tables must be reduced to only five seats.

Additionally, funeral or wedding receptions are prohibited, but services are allowed at a maximum occupancy of 30 people. That rule is effective August 6.

“We are in a position that could possibly be a Florida-like condition,” Inslee warned, referencing Florida’s increase.