Info for RESTAURANTS/BUSINESSES

Please don't hesitate to contact Lisa Johnson at 508-747-1620 Ext. 10100 or email me at ljohnson@plymouth-ma.gov with any questions. 

UPDATE EFFECTIVE MAY 29TH:

Effective May 29, all industries will be permitted to open. With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries. The gathering limit will be rescinded.

EFFECTIVE MAY 10TH:

Beginning Monday May 10, 2021, indoor and outdoor arenas, stadiums and ballparks may increase their capacity from 12% to 25%.

Also starting Monday, May 10, 2021, indoor singing performances may resume.  Social distancing requirements as provided or in the Theater and Performance Venue Guidelines, which can be found here.

Phase 3, Step 2: Effective March 1st, Restaurants will no longer be subject to a % seated capacity limit and their capacity is limited only by the requirement of 6 feet between tables.

o Musical performances allowed in restaurants (with appropriate distancing). No singing indoors. Singing is allowed outdoors only.  Please see attachement at the bottom of the page.

o 90 minute time limit on tables stays in place

o Limit of no more than 6 per table stays in place

o Food courts remain closed

Licensees for on-premises consumption are reminded that food must be served with alcohol sales, as explained in the ABCC’s August 10, 2020, Advisory, which can be found HERE. These licensees are also reminded of the 90-minute time limit per table, with a maximum of 6 patrons per table, which remains in effect.  An explanation of these requirements can be found HERE.

OUTDOOR DINING in the downtown area will resume this spring.  The Select Board voted unanimously on 2/23/21 to keep two way traffic, while still continuing the outdoor dining. We will NOT be making it a one way corridor this year.  Those wishing to have temporary outdoor food and beverage service should apply to the Town Manager's Office. The permit application can be found below under Attachments.  Contact Lisa Johnson at 508-747-1620 Ext. 10100 or email me at ljohnson@plymouth-ma.gov

On February 4, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker increased certain retailers’ capacity limits from 25% to 40%.  An explanation of the Governor’s announcement can be found HERE

As of Monday, February 8, 2021, all retail alcohol licensees may increase their customer occupancy to 40% capacity limit.  This applies to indoor and outdoor seating separately. For on-premises licensees, the 40% capacity limit is based on a licensee’s seating capacity.  For off-premises licensees, the 40% capacity limit is calculated by the occupancy load as stated on a licensee’s certificate of inspection issued under the State Building Code.

Workers/staff are excluded from the occupancy count.

 

As of Monday, January 25, 2021, all retail alcohol licensees may resume sales and service of alcohol pursuant to the hours indicated on their licenses.

As of Sunday, December 13, 2020 the State of Massachusetts will change back to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Commonwealth's reopening plan.  Plymouth has already been at Step 1 of Phase 3 since October 26th, but there are some changes. 

Below is a link to the State's website with more information on Step 1 and some new restrictions.                                https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-statewid...

 

As of October 26, 2020 Plymouth has changed back to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Commonwealth's Reopening Plan. 

Below is a link to the Town's Public Health Department which has more information on Step 1.                                    https://www.plymouth-ma.gov/public-health-department/news/plymouth-chang...

*MOST RECENT NEWS/ADVISORIES*

February 23, 2021 - The Select Board voted unanimously to keep the traffic downtown running two ways this summer, while still accomodating those that wish to have outdoor food and beverage service. We will not be making it a one way corridor this year.

December 8, 2020 - New invoices and original checks that were submitted for Section 12 license renewals went in the mail today.  The invoices reflect the 50% discount on the liquor license fee. Please get payment back to us as soon as it's convenient for you, but no later than June 30, 2021.  "Reminder" or second invoices will not be getting mailed out, so please make a note for yourself.  Thank you.

On December 1, 2020 the Select Board voted to reduce the Annual Liquor License fee by 50%.  This is for Section 12 On Premises licenses only.  It does not pertain to Section 15 Package Store licenses. I am working on rebilling, and will send out an updated invoice along with your check that was submitted with your renewals.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank You.

TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PREMISES FOR RESTAURANTS

The Select Board voted to approve extensions for all previously approved temporary outdoor table service. It is now allowed for up to 60 days after the end of the state of emergency, except for the extensions for those restaurants on Court and Main Streets. Those will be extended only until the barriers are removed (on/or about December 1, 2020) and will resume when the barriers are put back in place in the Spring of 2021.

Helpful Links

Phase 3, Step 1- Information for Businesses

February 8, 2021 New Capacity Limits