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.