Some Boston-Area Restaurants Are Temporarily Closing or Making Changes Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Tracking closures, service changes, and other alterations in the wake of COVID-19
by March 13, 2020
As the novel coronavirus spreads, Massachusetts has been in an official state of emergency since March 10, but restaurants have already been seeing declining business for several weeks — especially in Chinatown, which bore the brunt of xenophobic panic in the early days of the crisis — thanks to school closures; conference and event cancellations; and large companies telling employees to work from home.
Restaurants in Boston and beyond are trying to find ways to stay afloat while giving customers the opportunity to dine while coming into contact with as few other people as possible — spacing out tables more, optimizing takeout and delivery options and procedures, encouraging gift card sales, and the like. Boston isn’t imposing any strict measures along the lines of curfews or lockdowns, but the phrase of the week is “social distancing” as local and national governmental and health organizations urge people to keep a distance.
Eater will be tracking pertinent Boston-area restaurant industry updates right here — restaurants that are closing temporarily, drastically altering their layout and/or service model, offering price reductions to customers or other restaurant industry workers, and more. If you own or represent a Boston-area restaurant, please get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to share updates on your plans; this list will be updated
For the growing list of Temporary Closures, Service Alterations, Seating Alterations, Special Delivery Packages, Price Reductions (for public and industry workers), Fundraising, and Employee Health and Wellness, visit the Eater Article quoted above.
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