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Pasco County allowing restaurants to expand outdoor seating amid COVID-19

Posted at 2:23 PM, May 06, 2020

Pasco County says it will allow restaurants to expand their outdoor seating amid COVID-19.

The move comes the same week that the City of Tampa closed down 7th Ave. in Ybor City to allow businesses to seat more people outside.

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Restaurants may temporarily use parking spaces and other areas of their property for outdoor dining without submitting a permit application.

Here are the rules for Pasco County Restaurant Recovery - Phase 1:

*A permit is not required for temporary outdoor seating expansion
*Expansion is restricted to parking spaces and allowable areas
*Social distancing rules of 6 feet or more remain in effect
*Expanded seating may be used during normal business hours
*This allowance expires when full-capacity indoor dining returns

For a complete list of the rules, click here.