Starting today, many businesses in Montgomery County can operate at 50% capacity. But, some business owners say that's not enough.
BETHESDA, Md. — Good news for some businesses in Montgomery County: Starting Friday, restaurants, gyms, and retail stores can now increase their capacity from 25% to 50%. Theaters, social clubs, and amusement parks in the county can open at 25% capacity.
These changes come as COVID-19 cases in the county are on the rise.
On Thursday, the county reported 161 cases — the highest they’ve seen since the first week of February.
Restaurant owners in Bethesda said the streetery has helped keep their doors open during the pandemic, but getting more people inside of their restaurants is the ultimate goal.
The increased capacity may get them one step closer, but Terry Cullen, general manager of Tommy Joe's says it’s still not enough.
"Our business is off 65% and, you know, …