Mass. Restaurant Association CEO: "No Discussion" Of Widespread Closures

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Bob Luz says for the time being, restaurants across the state can remain open.

"There has not been a discussion to close [restaurants] city-wide or state-wide just yet. I think as we know, this is still a very fluid situation," Luz told WBZ NewsRadio. "That could change by the end of the day."

On Sunday morning, South Boston restaurant owners agreed to voluntarily close down their establishments in order to avoid more large crowds, after people packed the bars on Saturday night.

State Senator Nick Collins said on Sunday that the lines of people Saturday night had been "problematic," and that it was "clearly in violation of the executive order of the Governor" to avoid crowds of more than 250 people amid the pandemic.

Luz said despite Southie restaurants shutting their doors on Sunday, there were no talks of any more widespread closures.

"As of right now we can absolutely confirm that there has not been discussions further," Luz said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports:

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