What Will 50% Capacity Mean For NH Restaurants?
June 15th is here at last! As I stare at this Bratskellar Pizza photo, I can't help wonder what it'll be like to eat there under the new 50% capacity guidelines.
Oh the deliciousness of a pepperoni and jalapeno pizza!
It has been way too long since I've enjoyed one of these at the Bratskellar Pizza Pub and for the life of me I can't envision what the place will look like under these new guidelines.
3) Indoor seated dining is allowed in Rockingham, Hillsborough, Merrimack and
Strafford County; however, seated dining at 50 percent capacity occupancy based on
New Hampshire’s Building and Fire Code. Additionally, seated dining areas in these
counties are limited in capacity to the number of people/tables where table spacing
is able to be maintained as outlined below and congregating in other locations is
avoided (e.g. lobby and reception areas, bathrooms, etc.).
4) Limit tables to no more than six (6) guests per table.
5) Tables spacing (both indoors and outdoors) should be maintained so people sitting
at adjacent tables are more than 6 feet apart, and servers and waiters/waitresses
should be able to maintain social distance while interacting with tables (e.g. taking
orders). People moving between tables (e.g. customers going to the restroom)
should also have adequate space to move between tables.
Did they get rid of half the chairs at the bar and half the tables too? Are half of the booths shut down and covered with caution tape? Is someone set up outside the door with a clicker making sure that the 50% capacity number is being adhered to, like they do at grocery stores?
I don't want to bother them with a phone call asking these questions. I'm just going to have to get over my anxiety that things will be a little different than what I've been used to for the past 25 years and keep in mind that the pepperoni/jalapeno pizza will be well worth any short term inconvenience.