Woodstock, Canton jointly suspend dine-in services at restaurants

Woodstock and Canton have jointly banned dine-in services at all restaurants in both cities in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus

The dine-in suspension goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will last through Sunday, April 12. 

City officials are encouraging restaurants to utilize alternative options for sales, such as take-out, curbside to-go, and delivery services.

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Restaurants in Canton and Woodstock with pouring permits for beer and wine may continue to sell packaged beer and wine with orders. 

“We had hoped that this would be a countywide effort,” said Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques. “Unfortunately we could not achieve a consensus among other Cherokee cities and the County. This ban on dining does not impact personal care facilities, group homes, assisted living facilities, or healthcare cafeterias."

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