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Restaurants prepare for New Year's Eve

Restaurants prepare for New Year's Eve
Posted at 2:25 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 02:25:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In what will be the end of a long and difficult year for most, Tallahassee is ready to celebrate.

"It wasn't the best year that I've had, but this year has taught me a lot of lessons," said Jason Osagie, a customer at The Wilbury in Tallahassee.

And what better way to end 2020 than with the friends that got you through it.

For some, they're deciding staying home is their best option.

"I feel like there's too many large gatherings of people who don't take it seriously," said Cesar Lopez at The Wilbury.

While others will be downtown in bars celebrating the new year.

"We're definitely planning on having a very great New Year's Eve in 2020," said Osagie.

With heightened sanitizing, masks, and social distancing required, The Wilbury says you should make the decision for yourself when deciding on going downtown December 31st.

"Make the judgement call for yourself, making sure that it's not over crowded and that the service staff is wearing masks, and making observations for one's self when you arrive," said manager Brian Jones.

Staying safe at the end of this year, also the message from the Leon County Health Department. In a statement to ABC 27 they reitterated CDC guidlines, saying:

"It will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others."