Macon Co. Board of Administrators Votes to Permit Restricted Capability for Bars and Eating places and Restrict Authority of Division of Well being | Finest Tales
DECATUR, Ailing. (WAND) – Macon County Council has voted to permit bars and eating places with restricted capability to open from Friday.
The 12-9 vote to alter the county meals hygiene ordinance permits county companies to be opened with guidelines much like what Sangamon County not too long ago introduced, with a capability restricted to 25 %. This alteration takes impact at 12:01 am Friday.
Macon County will ask clients to offer data to companies for contact tracing and companies might want to implement social distancing. Meals and drinks can’t be ordered from the bar underneath the brand new guidelines, solely a sure variety of folks could be at a desk, and stay music and karaoke won’t be allowed.
This vote adjustments the authority of the Macon County Well being Division, limiting its capability to implement COVID-19 mitigating violations. WAND Information has discovered that the measure won’t undergo the Macon County lawyer and can take impact on Friday.
The well being division might be allowed to intervene if statistics on COVID-19 worsen.
Macon County Public Well being Administrator Brandi Binkley had instructed WAND Information she was afraid of what would occur if the well being division had restricted authority. She mentioned there might be issues if companies had been allowed to open and well being officers could not take motion to maintain the general public protected.
As a part of Area 6 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, Macon County is underneath Stage 3 attenuations, which don’t permit eating places and bars to be open for indoor service.