Local Restaurant & Business Operations

Business and Restaurant Operations

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  1. Restaurant Operations
  2. Business Operations
  • Mandatory Restaurant Safety Standards - May 29, 2020 (PDF)
  • Restaurants COVID-19 Checklist - May 29, 2020 (PDF)
  • APRIL 3, 2020 - Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill authorizing on-premises licensees to sell beer and wine for off-premises consumption for the duration of the Governor’s declared state of emergency. Effective immediately and until the end of the state of emergency, all on-premises licensees (bars, restaurants, hotels, taverns, club and war veterans’ clubs) may sell up to 192 ounces of malt beverages and 1.5 liters of wine for off-premises consumption only as part of a transaction for the purchase of food.
  • MARCH 31, 2020 - Governor Baker announced that the current stay-at-home advisory, closure of non-essential businesses, and ban on gatherings of more than 10 people is extended until May 4, meaning all bars and restaurants in Massachusetts must also remain closed for dine-in service until further notice.
  • MARCH 15, 2020 - Governor Baker ordered that any restaurant, bar, or establishment, that offers food or drink, shall not permit on-premises consumption of food or drink. However, establishments may continue to offer food for take-out and delivery provided they follow the appropriate social distancing protocols.

Orders from the Northampton Health Department

April 16, 2020

March 28, 2020

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