Seattle restaurants are allowed to open at 50 percent capacity right now, but COVID cases and hospitalizations in the state as a whole remain stubbornly high. On a more hopeful note, Seattle has ramped up its vaccination effort, and now appointments seem more available than they’ve been before. On May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee says he intends to fully lift most COVID-related restrictions and allow restaurants to open at full capacity on June 30.
In February, we released a survey about the return of indoor dining in which the majority of respondents said they didn’t feel safe dining out. That was before most people had access to a vaccine, and before restaurant workers even qualified for inoculations in Washington. Have things changed enough since then? For those who are vaccinated, are you starting to go out? For those who aren’t, do you feel the tide is turning? We’d like to know what your thoughts are about going to restaurants.
UPDATED, May 13, 2020, 3:50 p.m: This intro was updated with details about Gov. Inslee’s new announcement on a full reopening.