Indoor dining allowed at no more than 25 percent occupancy

Indoor dining is now allowed up to 75% occupancy (PNC photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has issued a new executive order further easing some of the restrictions she imposed as part of PCOR-1, including allowing dine-in business for the island’s long-suffering restaurants starting today.

Restaurants were previously only allowed to do outdoor dining and curbside delivery. But under Executive Order No. 2020-45, indoor dining for eating and drinking establishments will be allowed effective 8 am today, Saturday, Dec. 26.

Under the executive order, in-person indoor dining shall be permitted at eating and drinking establishments at no more than 25 percent of the occupancy load, subject to requirements and limitations set forth in applicable DPHSS guidance, including the requirement that no more than 6 people be seated together when dining indoors, with a 6-feet distance between tables.

Despite the easing of indoor dining restrictions, the governor stressed that Guam continues to be in PCOR 1, during which some of the most restrictive conditions are imposed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

In addition, Guam continues to be under a Safer at Home Advisory during which all individuals, especially vulnerable persons, are encouraged to minimize travel outside the home.

When it is necessary to leave the home, all persons are instructed to exercise mitigation measures outlined in applicable DPHSS guidance memoranda to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

According to Adelup, all prior executive orders remain in full force and effect except to the extent that they conflict with this new order.