Restaurants Following the July 27 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all unvaccinated individuals should wear a face covering all indoor public settings. Fully vaccinated individuals should wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces if you live in a county of high or substantial levels of transmission as defined by the CDC, until more people are vaccinated and viral transmission decreases. The CDC recommends masks to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. Masks are currently recommended for employees and for customers as much as possible when not eating or drinking and when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Summary of Current Restrictions Face Coverings and Masks CDC Guidance for Restaurants and Bars Guidance and Resources Alcohol Sales & Service FAQs CountOnMeNC.org Frequently Asked Questions Are the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements still in effect at restaurants and bars? NCDHHS wants to help restaurants and bars continue to serve customers to the greatest extent possible while working within public health guidelines and state and federal law. Restaurants and bars that remain open for take-out and delivery during Phase 1 and plan to open at 50 percent capacity during Phase 2 should keep in mind that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements are still in effect, and all businesses need to continue to ensure reasonable access and accommodations to their employees and customers. ADA-related guidance specific to employers during a pandemic can be found on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website. Additional guidance and resources on the ADA can be found on the ADA’s website and on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website.