HB 211 – Reopen Bars and Restaurants

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Timothy Moffitt (R-Henderson); Rep. Mitchell Setzer (R-Catawba); Rep. Grey Mills (R-Iredell); Rep. Jeff Zenger (R-Forsyth)


This bill allows all establishments that serve food and drink to open and operate food and drink service for on-premises consumption if: (1) the establishment was in existence on March 10, 2020, is properly licensed and holds all necessary State and local permits; (2) the establishment requires all employees to undergo a daily health screening/temperature check and prohibits employees showing signs of illness from entering the establishment to work; (3) the establishment conducts frequent cleanings of high-touch/high-use areas during operational hours and a daily deep cleaning after close of business; (4) the establishment offers disposable gloves and requires masks for guests utilizing buffet-style service or self; and, (5) the establishment limits the number of guests at each table to no more than 10 seated together unless all 10 guests are members of the same household.


Filed – 3/3/2021