Journey “back to normal” begins

City businesses begin to open in light of new amendments to city ordinance

By Shiloh Appel

During the Monday, May 4th meeting of the Redfield City Council via Zoom, the council decided to make revisions to the ordinance implemented on March 24th that required all non-essential businesses in the city of Redfield to close until further notice.

After much discussion, the council decided to suspend the ordinance and allow businesses to reopen at 30 percent occupancy ( 30 percent of the full capacity of each business’s seating area). Businesses will also be held to CDC requirements, such as observing the 6-foot rule and  requiring  masks when individuals are nearer than 6 feet of eachother. Frequent sanitizing and hand washing, among other things, will also be required.

Som businesses that quickly opened after the ordinance were Anytime Fitness, Roosters Restaurant and Chrystal’s Bar.  Anytime Fitness reopened on Tuesday morning, May 5th. Roosters opened on Tuesday, May 5th, at 30 percent capacity, as per the ordinance. with a lunch special of prime bacon dip with fries and a supper meal of ribs. Chrystals opened at noon on Tuesday with a maximum occupancy of 30 people.

Simply Charming announced on Tuesday that they will not be reopening for dine-in at this time, but are still offering grab-and-go drinks. Other local businesses have yet to announce their plans this week.



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