The move halts indoor dining, which had not yet returned as a significant ballast for restaurants because consumer confidence has not yet fully supported a return to indoor dining at scale. But while a regression from 50% indoor dining density to 25% wasn't a massive hit, the removal of indoor dining as an option completely, particularly as the weather gets bad today, is extremely unfortunate.
That's especially true given that much of the recent rise in cases, state and Marin officials have said, appears to have come from at-home parties or family gatherings. In Marin, case rates have continued to spike, rising by an average of more than 24 new cases per day over the past week, according to Marin HHS data.
Despite the significant setback, Mill Valley's restaurants have innovated their way through the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways, particularly by making takeout and delivery a seamless experience. The below list contains each of the known options for restaurants and food shops in town.
Here's a guide to takeout (available at all of the restaurants and stores listed below) and delivery available here in Mill Valley: