Updated Order for Restaurants & Sugar Houses


Shortly after we shared guidelines for Restaurants & Sugarhouses Sunday evening, the Governor issued revised guidelines for closure which are below:

GOVERNOR BAKER’S COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ORDER Restaurants & Sugar Houses March 15, 2020

On March 15, 2020, Governor Baker issued an ORDER PROHIBITING GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 25 PEOPLE AND ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF FOOD OR DRINK. The section related to restaurants reads as follows:
Any restaurant, bar, or establishment that offers food or drink shall not permit on premises consumption of food or drink; . . . such establishments may continue to offer food for take-out and by delivery provided that they follow the social distancing protocols set forth in Department of Public Health Guidance. . . The Commissioner of Public Health is directed to issue guidance, subject to my approval, to implement the terms of this Order. The Department of Public Health, along with any board of health or authorized agent pursuant to G.L. c. 111, §30, shall enforce this Order and if necessary may do so with the assistance of State or municipal police. Violation of the terms of this Order or the guidance issued by the Commissioner of Public Health may result in penalties pursuant to Section 8 of Chapter 631 of the Acts of 1950.

This Order is effective March 17, 2020 and shall remain in effect through April 5, 2020 unless further extended.” Signed: Charles D. Baker, Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We will alert you if this order is extended. If it is rescinded on April 5, 2020, we will be issuing guidance designed to protect the health of the public during this ongoing CORVID-19 pandemic. Please call 413-238-5577 x106 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your cooperation.
For the Worthington Board of Health: Diane Brenner

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