Celtics Able To Reopen Practice Facility On June 6th

Ross Houston
June 1, 2020

There will be no congregating at the bar, and all seating must be outdoors, in the short term. "It would give people a chance to figure out how to work between the tables, with respect to the degree of spacing".

The size of the restaurant parties will be limited to six people, so any larger group will be forced to divide into separate tables.

- Restaurants will be allowed to maximize outdoor dining space as long as they receive city/town approval.

The new rules say tables must be spaced at least six feet apart from each other, as well as from high-traffic areas such as restrooms and entrances (unless they are divided by a wall or divider).

- Condiments, utensils, place settings and menus must be single-use or sanitized after each use.

In a statement, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association said, "We are appreciative to have the beginning of our re-opening process and we certainly understand the need for continued good data".

Hotels, motels, and other lodging businesses will be allowed to expand their operations in Phase 2 as well.

Sports facilities will remain closed to the public. "And this order will also allow professional sports teams to begin practicing at their facilities in compliance with the health and safety rules that all the leagues are developing".

On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker will issue an executive order with a detailed list of sectors that fall into each phase.

Teams such as the Boston Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins will be able to resume practicing in their own facilities as of June 6 even as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh continues to hold off on allowing local games in arenas.

He did not set a reopening date, but restaurants could serve sit-down meals again as soon as June 8, if the state's four-phase recovery plan follows the best-case scenario. Each phase is expected to last a minimum of three weeks, but that is subject to change.

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