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Alliance helping Missoula businesses with input on COVID-19 rules

Revive Missoula
Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 18:34:10-05

MISSOULA — Each time our local and state officials release new COVID-19 restrictions, our service industry is left scrambling, trying to keep up with the protocol while still staying in business.

Missoula’s bars and restaurants will have more support when these restrictions are adjusted thanks to the help of a new alliance.

Revive Missoula Bars and Restaurants includes 70-plus businesses, which hold each other accountable in following protocol, and collaborate with the health department to keep an open channel of communication, especially when new restrictions are in the works.

Revive Missoula spokesperson Erika Peterman said if there’s one thing the service industry needs moving forward, it’s a little reassurance that they’ll have the support of the health department and the community in staying afloat.

“I think for everybody with COVID is that there's just so much uncertainty and I think that bars and restaurants have been hit the hardest,” Peterman said. “And to the extent that we can work with the health department to create precautions and measures that these bars and restaurants can take to give that industry certainty -- and also make the community safe over the next few months until we're hopefully out of this...that would definitely serve our goal."

We’ll have more on the alliance and what it hopes to accomplish in the coming months Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

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