Restaurant Association of Maryland Issues New Statement Regarding Indoor Dining Ban

Restaurant Association of Maryland Issues New Statement Regarding Indoor Dining Ban

The President of the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) released a statement today in response to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s COVID briefing.

Today’s breifing, which mostly focused on vaccine distribution, can be viewed here.

RAM is asking for Erlich to lift the indoor dining ban immediately, and cites the decline in numbers over the past two weeks.

Full press release below:

Statement in Response to Montgomery County Executive COVID Briefing
January 27, 2021

Statement from Marshall Weston, President & CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland in response to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich.

The Restaurant Association of Maryland is calling on County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council to take immediate action to lift the ban on indoor dining at restaurants.

According to the their own COVID dashboard, there has been a documented steady decline in numbers for the past two weeks. It remains grossly unfair that thousands of restaurant employees in Montgomery County are being asked to accept the burden of not being permitted to work when there is no evidence that restaurants are a cause of COVID spread.

Meanwhile, residents continue to visit other jurisdictions for indoor dining while the livelihoods of Montgomery County restaurants and their employees remain in critical jeopardy.

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