Pittsfield Board of Health OKs Indoor Dining
Indoor dining will return to Pittsfield on Thursday, Dec. 3.
iBerkshires.com reports the Board of Health on Wednesday rescinded the ban imposed on Nov. 12 and issued new guidance that changes the maximum seating to six people per table from 10.
Restaurants will also be required to retain a name and phone number or email from one person in each dining party for contact tracing, as recommended by the state.
Director of Public Health Gina Armstrong said the ban was intended to be temporary and that it has helped stop the cluster spread of COVID-19.
Within the past week, she said most of the general community spread has not associated with restaurants.
Indoor dining had been suspended in response to a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus that had been traced to several private parties and large groups in restaurants.