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BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Wednesday the state is updating its coronavirus guidelines to allow 10 people per table inside restaurants. Though bars remain closed, restaurants will be able to utilize bar areas for food service.
Baker announced the changes during his media availability in Lowell. The guidelines will go into effect on Monday.
The governor added that there should be “no standing around the bar.”
“Bars are closed. Nightclubs are closed. But the evidence from other states with respect to this issue is clear – restaurants can use bar seating for regular food service with appropriate distance in place,” said Baker.
Massachusetts bars and nightclubs are part of Phase 4 in the state’s reopening plan, meaning they cannot reopen until there is a coronavirus vaccine or therapeutics.