Outdoor Dining Guidelines Available on City Website

06.08.2020

Staff Contribution

Mayor Mitchell announced that New Bedford will follow and implement the second phase of Governor Baker’s reopening plan, which allows for additional sector reopening today.

The plan includes sector-specific guidance for businesses and operations permitted to reopen with guidelines during the second phase. The Governor’s plan may be found here:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts.

New Bedford’s restaurant reopening advisory group has released guidelines outlining outdoor dining available at  https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/health-department/city-guidance-on-reopening-of-dining-establishments/ . Restaurant reopening begins today with outdoor dining and appropriate social distancing.

For city dining establishments, the reopening and outdoor dining process includes an expedited Outdoor Cafe permitting process, with easy-to-follow guidance to comply with the state’s public health and safety requirements. The permit is also available at  https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/health-department/city-guidance-on-reopening-of-dining-establishments/.

For more information on the status of reopening in New Bedford and other important news, visit the COVID-19 page on  www.newbedford-ma.gov.

For information on the masks available to any New Bedford resident who wants one, visit  www.masknb.com.

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