July 9, 2020

Selectmen Approve Outdoor Seating Applications


The Rehoboth Board of Selectmen approved outdoor seating applications Monday for iAlive and the American Legion. Selectman Jim Muri said both facilities would have to comply with state guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The applications are in effect from June 29 until November 1 or when the state of emergency is lifted.

The Massachusetts Department of Health mandates the following regulations for all businesses:

  • All persons, including employees, customers, and vendors should remain at least six feet apart to the greatest extent possible, both inside and outside workplaces
  • Establish protocols to ensure that employees can practice adequate social distancing
  • Provide signage for safe social distancing
  • Require face coverings or masks for all employees
  • Provide hand washing capabilities throughout the workplace
  • Ensure frequent hand washing and ensure adequate supplies
  • Provide regular sanitization of high touch areas, such as workstations, equipment, screens, doorknobs, restrooms throughout work site
  • Provide training for employees regarding the social distancing and hygiene protocols
  • Employees who are displaying COVID-19-like symptoms do not report to work
  • Establish a plan for employees getting ill from COVID-19 at work, and a return-to-work plan
  • Establish and maintain cleaning protocols specific to the business
  • When an active employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, cleaning and disinfecting must be performed
  • Disinfection of all common surfaces must take place at intervals appropriate to said workplace


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