Rule issued Friday allows bars to serve alcohol to customers indoors when they are seated and 6 feet apart. It runs through Oct. 30.

Indoor bars in Michigan that couldn’t open during the pandemic because they didn’t meet revenue requirements called for in executive orders can now do so, but with strict regulations in place.

Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, issued a new order Friday that includes several changes to previous orders for bars and restaurants regarding COVID-19.

Much of the new order, effective immediately and running through Oct. 30, replicates an order issued Monday, but it also allows bars to serve alcohol to customers indoors when they are seated and 6 feet apart. Mandates for food establishments remained the same as Monday’s order. 

Restaurateur Jeremy Sasson, president of Heirloom Hospitality Group operates Detroit’s Prime & Proper and Townhouse restaurants in Detroit and