Information for Food Establishments

Tuesday, March 17th until April 7th, there will be no on-site eating or drinking allowed at restaurants and bars. Only take-out or delivery service is allowed. Please consider ways to:

 Inform your customers by posting signs, via social media, etc.

 Prevent sitting and/or lingering of patrons (move chairs, block off seating areas to dining and bar areas, etc)

 Encourage social distancing, especially in customer line (spacing between people of at least 6ft).

 Remind customers of good personal hygiene habits (washing hands, covering coughs, staying home if sick). MA DPH offers a poster you can print and hang here

NOTE: The above Order does not restrict food service at daycare settings, or nursing homes.

The Health Department will suspend all routine inspection activity until April 7th. We will continue to follow up on complaints, food-borne illness investigations and any emergency situations.

Please continue with good handwashing practices and exclude all employees with flu-like symptoms. If you suspect that you, or a member of your staff are ill, please stay home.