Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Passage of HB536 (outdoor seating at bars)

Raleigh, NC

"I commend the bipartisan majorities in the General Assembly for passing a bill that would allow bars to serve customers in outdoor dining areas just like restaurants can. Unless the Cooper administration can provide specific science and data that proves sitting outside a bar is more dangerous than sitting outside a restaurant, this should become law - letting more North Carolinians get back to work."