Governor Baker has announced that beginning today, Monday, September 28, restaurants will have updated sector-specific safety standards. The new measures allow restaurants to accept parties of 10 diners per table (an increase from the previous number of six diners per table) and allow restaurants to utilize bar seating for dining, as long as social distancing guidelines remain in place.
Unlike Boston, who will remain limited to a maximum of six diners per table due to the City’s recent uptick in cases, New Bedford will be complying with the update in protocol without any changes.
We recognize how hard small businesses and restaurants throughout the City have been hit by COVID-19 and encourage you to consider buying and dining local in order to help support our community, culture, and economy.
To view additional sector-specific updates and details of the Governor’s reopening plan, click here.
For more information on the status of reopening in New Bedford and other important news, visit New Bedford’s COVID-19 page.