Philly restaurants batten their hatches for new coronavirus restrictions

As coronavirus cases rise in Philadelphia, the city’s latest restrictions will go into effect at 5 p.m. today.

Restaurants will no longer be permitted to offer indoor dining, so many spent Thursday preparing to close up shop or move more diners out to the sidewalks.

Inquirer photographers spent the day with several restaurant owners and loyal patrons to document how they’re preparing for these new rules.