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Restaurants may open for indoor service on Monday, June 22, 2020. To do so, complete the following tasks:
The COVID-19 Control Plan Template, the HASP and the revised layout must be submitted through Citizen Serve. Submit these documents as an attachment to your health department food license. Also, remember to print out a copy of these documents and keep them available on site in your place of business.
Note: If you're a restaurant seeking additional space to cook or host diners safely, reach out to economic development and we can put you in touch with opportunities as we become aware of them.
To open, these businesses must:
The HASP and layout plan must be emailed to ISD@somervilllema.gov prior to opening. Also remember to print out a copy of each and have it on-hand in your shop. ISD will try and acknowledge all submissions as they are received, but an acknowledgment is not required for the establishment to open.
We recently announced award winners for the City's Small Business Relief Fund. If you applied and haven't received an answer, check your spam folder, visit the award announcement, or reply to this email.
The collection of regular sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes for small businesses that would be due from March through August has been delayed and will now be due in September. Additionally, all penalties and interest that would otherwise apply will be waived.
One lane of Elm Street in Davis Square will be closed to vehicular traffic today, allowing for additional space for outdoor seating and pedestrian travel through the square. Interested in pursuing more space for your business? Our curbside needs survey is still accepting submissions.