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When Diners Return To Restaurants, They’ll Have To Sign In With Phone Numbers

When bars and restaurants reopen to dine-in services on Feb. 1, they will still be required to take the names and phone numbers of patrons who buy food and eat inside.

That’s according to the Jan. 22 order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. And the order requires restaurants to maintain accurate records, but it doesn’t specify how that could be done.

The order states, “All dine-in food service establishments must maintain accurate records of the names and phone numbers of patrons who purchase food for consumption on the premises, and the date and time of entry.”

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