Health officials dial back opening after spike in new COVID-19 cases

Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued public order No. 6, tightening up rules on businesses and private gatherings after a record number of COVID-19 cases were reported.

The order allows restaurants and bars to still operate at 50% capacity, but patrons must be seated with chairs six feet apart and only with members of their own household. Additionally, gatherings on private property are now limited to 10 people. Officials noted that the county is still in phase 2 of reopening.

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