The state's Phase 2 reopening on Monday includes provisions for restaurants to begin outdoor dining.
Restaurants have been limited to take out and delivery since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
It will not be as simple as sweeping the sidewalk and setting up tables however. As much as municipalities would like to facilitate the process and get credit card charges, not to mention local meals tax revenue, flowing again they must still follow several guidelines set forth by the state. There is also the local inspection services department that has rules to be satisfied.
The Adams Board of Selectmen tackled all of this at Monday night's meeting.
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