MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Beginning Friday, Vermonters seeking to eat at restaurants once again during the time of COVID-19 are finally able to do so.

The rules that take effect Friday, allow outdoor dining, but restaurants must follow strict guidelines, including that tables be spaced a minimum of 10 feet apart and members of only two households and a total of no more than 10 people may be seated at the same table.

Disposable menus are required and disposable or single-use condiment packages are encouraged. Operators must maintain a log of customers in the event that contact tracing is required.

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NATIONAL GUARD-FLYOVER

The Vermont Air National Guard will be honoring the state's health care workers with a flight of four F-35 fighter jets over the state's hospitals.

The Guard says the planes will take off from the South Burlington airport about noon and then fly over hospitals and other locations in all four corners of the state. The entire flight is scheduled to take about an hour.

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