Thursday, January 21, 2021

Governor Baker to Lift 9:30 PM Restriction, Stay-at Home Advisory; 25% Capacity Limit to Be Extended

It looks like a couple of restrictions that affect restaurants and bars in Massachusetts are going to be lifted, though another restriction is being extended a bit longer.

In today's news conference, Governor Charlie Baker stated that starting Monday, January 25 at 5:00 AM, dining and drinking spots will no longer be required to stop providing table service by 9:30 PM, and the stay-at-home advisory to keep people off the streets between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM will be lifted then as well. (Both the restriction and the advisory had been put in place on November 6.) In addition, the 25% maximum capacity for dining spots--which began on December 26--will be extended until February 8.

The Baker administration also said today that 638 new grants are being awarded to businesses in the state, including restaurants.

[Earlier Articles]

Governor Baker Issues Executive Order Requiring Restaurants and Bars to Stop Serving Food/Drink by 9:30 PM
Update: Baker Administration Rolling Back Maximum Restaurant Capacity to 25% Until at Least January 24

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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