The City of El Paso is recognizing that the numbers of positive COVID cases in the Borderland region have continued to decline and because of that, they are awarding people for their good behavior. Many areas across the country are dealing with surges in positive COVID cases and an increase in hospitalizations, much like El Paso County saw at the beginning of November. For the past five weeks, we've seen the number of newly reported virus cases continue to go down according to Bob Moore of El Paso Matters. This his been good news for the county, which was seeing new case numbers in the thousands several days in a row. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo announced this week that due to the decline in cases, dine-in service will be extended an hour till 10 p.m.

Mayor Margo made the announcement in a City of El Paso press release:

“I want to thank the residents and local businesses for their roles in helping reduce weeks of mounting COVID-19 cases by adhering to local emergency orders. The pandemic is not over, so we must remain vigilant as we enter the winter break to limit the need for implementation of further restrictions.”

According to the directive, restaurant dine-in services end at 10 p.m. but take-out and drive-thru service can continue after that time. Dine-in services can begin again at 6 a.m.

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