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City of Morgantown offers temporary outdoor dining program

In an effort to promote safe public access to restaurants and businesses following the Safer-at-Home order by Gov. Jim Justice, the City of Morgantown is expanding use of public space for outdoor dining.

This temporary outdoor dining program is offered through Aug. 31.

Restaurants must comply with the social distancing and occupancy requirements set by Justice’s order.

Restaurants must also comply with the City of Morgantown Building and Fire Code, as well as Monongalia County Health Department regulations.

The city will issue temporary no fee outdoor dining permits to interested businesses. Interested businesses should complete the appropriate form and provide a drawing of the area that will be used for outdoor dining and a description of their equipment.

Applications can be submitted to the Finance Department. For more information or to obtain a copy of the application, visit the city’s COVID-19 website at

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