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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Rainy and cold weather hits as dining experiences move inside

Mill Creek businesses buckle down for new COVID restrictions

 

Last updated 11/18/2020 at 9:30pm

Jana Hill

Businesses in Town Center were seen posting signs and serving the last of their indoor diners for the next four weeks on Nov. 17. Merchants worked indoors on a rainy night in November to prepare for a second indoor dining ban. Some are buying heaters for outdoor customers.

Business owners in Mill Creek's Town Center are bracing for the second of two indoor dining bans, with funding concerns at the forefront for those who have already tapped government grants and savings.

The state ban is meant to control the spread of COVID-19, an infectious respiratory illness that is triggering enough hospitalizations to threaten health care resources. According to a Snohomish County report, 203 outbreaks were reported since late October. Prior to the indoor dining ban, officials warned that indoor gatherings, unmasked, created a higher risk of COVID-19 contraction due to...



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