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Staying healthy: tips for restaurant customers and employees

Posted at 10:30 AM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 12:30:09-04

GREAT FALLS — Many restaurant owners in Great Falls are busy preparing to reopen in limited capacities, now that the first phase of the "Re-opening the Big Sky" plan is underway.

Fuddruckers owner Dan Binstock has been working with Dennis Fowler, a chemical expert consultant to make sure his business is clean and safe for customers. The restaurant has been open for takeout, but will reopen at 50% capacity on Monday, May 4th - the first day that restaurants will be able to offer dine-in service in more than a month.

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls says it’s just as important for customers to follow health guidelines and precautions. They ask customers to wear face masks when possible in public and stores, avoid coming into a business if they’re feeling sick or have a cough, and follow businesses’ rules and recommendations for social-distancing as everyone works through the phased reopening.

“That’s going to be one of the most important things, is everybody coming into these businesses taking these steps,” she said. “That's how we’re going to stop more cases of this virus in our community.”

Click here to read the CCHD guidelines for businesses (PDF). For more information, click here to visit the CCHD website.