Restaurants | Fast Food

 Food Trucks | Food Pantries


Reopening Phase III mandatory safety standards, recommended best practices and a checklist for restaurants were updated on July 6th here. ​

Restaurants were permitted to reopen for outdoor table service as of Step One, Phase II on June 8, 2020, and permitted to reopen for indoor table service as of Step Two, Phase II on June 22nd, with restrictions.

“Restaurant” means an establishment that provides seated food service that is prepared on-site and under a retail food permit issued by a municipal authority pursuant to 105 CMR 590.000.

Local Resources  

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Resources for Restaurants and Food Pantries

Massachusetts Resources for Restaurants, Fast Food, Food Truck and Food Pantries

Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces - General

Resources for all Retail Food Businesses

Phase III Step 1 Protocol Summary for Restaurants (PDF) 

Massachusetts COVID-19 Control Plan Template

Phase III Step 1 Workplace Safety Standards for Restaurants (PDF) 

Phase III Step 1 Checklist for Restaurants (PDF) 

Other Guidance 

& Resources

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting 

FDA Food Safety

The Aspen Institute: Safety First - Serving Food & Protecting People During COVID-19 

CDC Restaurants and Bars Decision Tool 

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance

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