Restaurant Recovery Update 3.17.21
Restaurant workers eligible for vaccinations starting Monday, March 22!

Workers in the following categories will be eligible as part of this group:

Restaurant or cafe workers: cooks, servers, maintenance staff, managers, cashiers, etc

There are different ways to find a vaccine appointment:
  • Preregister at to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at one of 7 mass vaccination locations: Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Natick Mall and former Circuit City in Dartmouth.
  • Use to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations

For all vaccine related info click here:

Event Guidelines Posted
Events authorized for 3/22

  • Private Residence Indoor:  No more than 10 
  • Private Residence Outdoor: No more than 25 
  • Indoor event held at an event venue (e.g., hotels, private clubs, and space available for lease) or in a public setting: No more than 100 persons 
  • Outdoor events held at an event venue (e.g., hotels, private clubs, and space available for lease) or in a public setting: No more than 150 persons  

Occupancy counts in all cases must include all attendees, but may exclude event staff or other workers.

An event will violate these capacity limits where, regardless of the actual number of attendees, it is not reasonably possible for all participants regularly to maintain 6 feet of separation.

Food services: Must follow the latest restaurant guidance, provided however:
  • that staffed buffets and passed food service is permitted. 
  • Self-serve, unattended buffets, topping bars, drink stations, and other communal serving areas must remain closed 
  • Bars: Must remain closed until Step 2 of Phase 4, provided however that drink service may be provided by servers 
  • Musical and other performances: Must follow the latest theater and performance venue guidance, including distance between performers and between performers and attendees. Performances at indoor venues may not include singing. 
  • Dance floors: May open for events only. Face coverings must be worn at all times on the dance floor.

For complete guidance click here: and scroll down to "Phase IV, Step 1"

Massachusetts Restaurant Association
160 East Main Street, Suite 2, Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 303-9905