CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Restaurants are adapting to a new normal including returning to full capacity with social distancing and masks to keep customers and employees as safe as possible.
Masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer are all still realities for those looking for a night out on the town, capacity limits at restaurants and bars are not. Bar owners say it’s another step towards recovery while others are questioning the decision to ease restrictions.
Restaurants and bars are officially operating at full capacity for the first time since March. Some say the change in restriction is too early.
“I don’t think that we should be opening restaurants at all, I don’t think it’s really smart to do full capacity right now,” says tourist Daniel Wear.
Like so many others, Wear says COVID-19 has kept him out of public settings since the pandemic began.
“My mom has pre-existing conditions, my