City of Bangor Alters COVID-19 Rules for Restaurants
The city of Bangor, to align with state restrictions, has slightly changed a ruling about how restaurants with take-out capabilities can serve customers.
Initially, city officials ruled that restaurants could only serve food via delivery or curbside service. Residents were encouraged to place their orders online and then wait at the curb while an employee brought their food to their car.
But WVII-TV reports city officials have changed this to include allowing customers to enter the building for carry-out, which puts the city's rules in line with state rules. It will be up to each individual business which options they want to offer.
Restaurants are still not allowed to provide dine-in service. Customers entering businesses to collect takeout orders are urged to be respectful and maintain social distancing from others.
Dr. Nirav Shah, the head of the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Monday noted that he and his family recently picked up food at a local restaurant in their town in southern Maine. He said the restaurant did a god job limiting customer contact by placing orders at a table near the door.