New guidelines set by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will allow bowling centers, indoor museums and the like allow limited attendance private parties of no more than six people. Outdoor theaters and concert venues have been limited to groups of 10. Prohibitions on indoor dining remain.
Needless to say, these restrictions are still heavy compared to most of the country and business leaders are none too happy. In a statement, Washington Hospitality Assn. CEO Anthony Anton said the governor’s latest plan was “a roadmap to a near-complete collapse of Main Street neighborhood restaurants and hospitality businesses.”
“We’ve now been shut down again for eight weeks and cases have only continued to grow,” he said. “This demonstrates what we’ve been saying: You can achieve compliance in a business, but not in homes.”