Fulton County business owners concerned about possible limitations on dine-in customers

NOW: Fulton County business owners concerned about possible limitations on dine-in customers

ROCHESTER, Ind.--- Restaurant and bar owners in Fulton County are concerned that a shutdown of dine-in services may come on Friday. The Fulton County Department of Health is expected to vote on measures to limit dining-in as the COVID Pandemic continues to get worse.

As it stands on Thursday, Fulton County is one of five counties in Indiana that are in the "yellow" category when it comes to COVID cases. Every other county in the state is either in the orange or red category which could lead to more restrictions on gatherings.

"Fulton County is in the yellow, as you know," said Lance Young, Owner of Rumors Night Club in Rochester. "We’re one of the only counties to be in the yellow, to me we should be praised."

Some business owners are concerned about what a dine-in shutdown could mean for restaurants and bars as the holiday season approaches.

"There are restaurants in this town that will close. Curbside service doesn’t cut it," said Young. "They’re not going to make it on that."

The meeting will take place on Friday at 1 p.m. Many business owners are expected to show up to share their displeasure with the possibility of another shutdown. 

"I just hope that the health department in Fulton County could realize the impact this could have by going backwards," said Young.


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