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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Summit County Expands 5 Star Program Allowances

SC Public Health 3c

Alcohol consumption cut-off time moved to 10 p.m. for certified restaurants

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health will now allow alcoholic beverage sale and consumption in 5 Star Certified restaurants up until 10 p.m. This is a change over the previous cut-off time of 9:30 p.m. 

The change will go into effect Saturday, Jan. 23.

“We hope that this change gives restaurants that have gone through the process of 5 Star Certification the ability to expand their sales with the extra half hour,” said Public Health Director Amy Wineland. “This decision was made with a lot of consideration as we know that alcohol consumption can promote COVID transmission as individuals let their guards down and compromise mask wearing, physical distancing, hand hygiene and other precautions. We ask that businesses ensure that customers are continuing to follow the Restaurant COVID Guidelines and 5 Star protocols with this extension.” 

In addition, public health officials have eased requirements on collection of contact information in order to make the process more manageable for restaurants. 5 Star certified restaurants will now be required to collect contact information from only one person per household. Previously, restaurants were required to collect contact information for every person in the group.

All prior requirements and restrictions will remain in place, including a limit on seating at tables to no more than 10 individuals from no more than 2 households, and limitations on restaurant operations included in the most recent public health order. 

Visit the Summit County 5 Star Certified Business Locator for an interactive map of 5 Star Certified Businesses in Summit County.

For more information on the Summit County 5 Star Business Certification Program, visit

To view the local public health order, including the mitigation measures for events, businesses, short-term lodging, restaurants and bars, visit


El Condado de Summit Expande las Asignaciones del Programa 5 Estrellas

La hora límite para el consumo de alcohol se movió a las 10 p.m. para restaurantes certificados

Contacto: Nicole Valentine, Salud Pública del Condado de Summit

CONDADO DE SUMMIT - Salud pública del condado de Summit ahora permitirá la venta y el consumo de bebidas alcohólicas en restaurantes con certificación de 5 estrellas hasta las 10 p.m. Este es un cambio con respecto a la hora de cierre anterior de las 9:30 p.m.

El cambio entrará en vigor el sábado 23 de enero.

"Esperamos que este cambio les dé a los restaurantes que han pasado por el proceso de la Certificación 5 Estrellas la capacidad de expandir sus ventas con la media hora extra", dijo la directora de Salud Pública Amy Wineland. “Esta decisión se tomó con mucha consideración, ya que sabemos que el consumo de alcohol puede promover la transmisión de COVID a medida que las personas bajan la guardia y comprometen el uso de cubrebocas, el distanciamiento físico, la higiene de las manos y otras precauciones. Pedimos a las empresas que se aseguren de que los clientes continúen siguiendo las pautas del COVID para restaurantes y los protocolos de 5 estrellas con esta extensión."

Además, los funcionarios de salud pública han suavizado los requisitos sobre la recopilación de información de contacto para que el proceso sea más manejable para los restaurantes. Los restaurantes con certificación 5 estrellas ahora deberán recopilar información de contacto de una sola persona por hogar. Anteriormente, se requería que los restaurantes recopilaran la información de contacto de todas las personas del grupo.

Todos los requisitos y restricciones anteriores permanecerán vigentes, incluido un límite de asientos en las mesas para no más de 10 personas de no más de 2 hogares, y limitaciones en las operaciones de restaurantes incluidas en la orden de salud pública más reciente.

Visite  el localizador de empresas con certificación 5 estrellas del Condado de Summit para obtener un mapa interactivo de las empresas con certificación de 5 estrellas en el condado de Summit.

Para obtener más información sobre el Programa para Empresas de Certificación de 5 estrellas del condado de Summit, visite

Para ver la orden de salud pública local, incluidas las medidas de mitigación para eventos, negocios, alojamiento a corto plazo, restaurantes y bares, visite


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