June 13, 2021

Pierce County businesses endure Phase 2 restrictions on Mother’s Day

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Mother’s Day remains one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, as families flock to eateries to treat mom with a great meal out.

But in Pierce County, restaurants are facing a disadvantage compared to restaurants in other nearby counties due to COVID-19 restrictions laid out by Washington’s reopening and recovery plan.

The phases are determined by a county’s rate of cases and hospitalizations. Most counties throughout Washington are currently in Phase 3 of the plan, which allows for 50% indoor capacity, among other loosened restrictions.

Only four counties, including Pierce County, are in the more…

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