As Restrictions Relax, Some Mass. Restaurants Keep Pandemic Requirements

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some pandemic restrictions that restaurants have had to follow for the past year are quietly being lifted by the state of Massachusetts. That includes relaxing restrictions that have to do with surface transmission of germs.

Reusable menus, salt and pepper shakers, and condiments are allowed on restaurant tables once again. Also, single-serve utensils and sanitizing chairs and tables between every use are no longer required.

However, some restaurants at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass. will be keeping some of the pandemic requirements in place.

Read More: Kids 12 And Older Can Now Get Vaccinated For COVID-19 In Massachusetts

Deborah Ahern, manager at Citizen Crust, said their staff is much more aware of how germs are spread.

“We will go back to using plastic menus because at least that way we are able to sanitize and wipe them down. But, as far as sanitizing tables when one guest comes up and we seat another, we will be sure the tables are clean and any area touched,” Ahern said.

Bar Louie will also continue sanitizing between each use.

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

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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