Vol. I No. 05 10/1/2020
Notes from the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce
by Barbara Zanetti, Executive Director
Baker Lifts Restrictions
Governor Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that most Massachusetts communities can relax coronavirus restrictions next week, allowing indoor performance venues to reopen and gyms, museums, and libraries to increase capacity. Starting Monday, communities regarded as lower risk will be permitted to open indoor performance venues with 50 percent capacity and a maximum of 250 people; increase the outdoor venue capacity to 50 percent with the same 250-person ceiling; Fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores; Gyms, museums and libraries will also be permitted to increase their capacity to 50%; and the limit of people in outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings will increase to 100 people.
Step 2 of Phase III to Begin October 5th
The Administration today announced that effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step 2 of Phase III of the Commonwealth's reopening plan. All other communities will remain in Phase III, Step 1.
Click here for more information on Step 2 of Phase III.
Town of Stockbridge Extends Lifting of Outdoor Seating Restrictions
On Thursday, Sept. 24th, the Stockbridge Selectmen agreed that during the state of emergency, and while the weather allows, to extend outdoor dining for restaurants past Columbus Day which was the original deadline date.