Boston restaurants are on the brink of crackdown amid a surge in Bay State coronavirus numbers.
The city of Boston says there have been numerous complaints about restaurants that do not comply with coronavirus requirements.
According to the city’s licensing department, there have been issues with social distancing, queuing customers, and failing to meet the maximum of six people at tables.
There is an emergency meeting this week that all restaurants with an alcohol license in South Boston and the seaport must attend.
“Rules are rules, and if you’re really trying to protect everyone, those rules should be followed,” said Lena Sternburg, who runs Boston’s popular East Coast Feast Coast restaurant and food Instagram. “I think consumer trust really matters. If they don’t follow these guidelines, it will ultimately harm them. I really think the majority of them take it seriously. “
The mandatory meeting takes place on Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. on Zoom.
Restaurants that do not participate may be disciplined by the licensing authority.