As Restrictions Chill out, Some Mass. Eating places Maintain Pandemic Necessities


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Some pandemic restrictions restaurants had to follow over the past year are being tacitly lifted by the state of Massachusetts. This includes relaxing restrictions that have to do with surface transfer of germs.

Reusable menus, salt and pepper shakers and spices are again allowed on the tables of the restaurant. In addition, disposable utensils and disinfection chairs and tables are no longer required between individual uses.

However, some restaurants on Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts will maintain some of the pandemic requirements.

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Deborah Ahern, manager at Citizen Crust, said her employees are much more aware of the spread of germs.

“We’ll be using plastic menus again because at least that way we can disinfect and wipe them off. But as for the disinfection of tables, if a guest shows up and we take another seat, we will be sure that the tables are clean and that every area is touched, ”said Ahern.

Bar Louie will also continue to disinfect between each use.

“It’s just such a busy area that we don’t want to take any chances,” said Samantha Charpentier, front of house manager at Bar Louie.

Kim Tunnicliffe from WBZ NewsRadio (@ KimWBZ) Reports