Boston implements restrictions on restaurants, bars, and clubs

On Sunday afternoon, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a public health emergency in the city.
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BOSTON, M.A. (WLNE) – On Sunday afternoon, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a public health emergency in the city.

This public health emergency implements restrictions on restaurants, bars, and clubs, including cutting capacity and restricting hours.

Mayor Walsh asked all Boston bars and restaurants to cut their capacity to 50 percent. He also asked that no lines are formed outside, and for all establishments to close by 11 pm.

In addition, any establishment that is found in violation of the new restrictions will be immediately shut down for 30 days.

These newly implemented restrictions do not apply to delivery, takeout, or drive-thru services.

“We’re working also to support our small businesses, so if people want to get a meal and go out or get a meal and take out, they’ll be able to do that to keep our service workers employed,” he said.

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