New Requirement For NH Restaurant Diners Starts Saturday
This is a new requirement for NH restaurants.
If you dine in at a restaurant, starting on Saturday, you will be required to give your personal contact information (Name and Phone Number) to the server, according to a report from WMUR. The information is to be kept by the restaurant for 21 days and will not use it for any marketing.
Maine has been doing this since May, according to WGME. I remember when we went out for dinner to the Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth, I was surprised when the server asked me for my name and phone number. She didn't explain why, but she didn't have to. I obliged and gave her my digits. The only other time that we've been out to dinner is back in June when it was my husband's birthday. It was the very first day that NH residents were allowed to dine inside.
More and more cases are popping up at area restaurants. Last week, I remember several Portsmouth restaurants shutting down. (The Rosa, Martingale Wharf, Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe and Flatbread Company) Just yesterday, I found out about a case in Atkinson at Merrill's Tavern at Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH, according to dhhs.nh.gov. There was potential community exposure on Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, 2020.