El Paso restricting activities amid spike in coronavirus cases | TheHill

“We did not want to take a step back, but this unprecedented amount of new cases has left us with no option but to implement these new restrictions,” the mayor said

Starting Friday, the city will be limiting occupancies of non-essential businesses 50 percent, down from the current 75 percent occupancy limit.

Restaurants will be limited to drive-thru and take-out services after 9 p.m., and bars will remain closed. Gatherings in parks are limited to groups of 10 people or less.

All indoor sports are paused, and no spectators are allowed at outdoor sporting events. Those restrictions do not apply to professional or collegiate sports.

Home gatherings are banned, and there will be no visitors to homes that care for the elderly. Waivers for outdoor events such as weddings and farmer’s markets are also suspended. However, outdoor events that were previously approved will still continue.

Source: El Paso restricting activities amid spike in coronavirus cases | TheHill