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PHASE THREE - STEP ONE GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES
July 6, 2020

Phase 3 of the State’s Reopening Plan began on Monday, July 6th. The following businesses are eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations:

Step One of Phase III

  Movie Theaters and Outdoor Performance Venues
  Museums, Cultural and Historical Sites
  Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  Certain Indoor Recreational Activities with Low Potential For Contact
  Professional Sports Teams, Under the Authority of League-wide Rules, May Hold Games Without Spectators
   
  Guidance for Businesses & Entities Providing Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities

Revised Gatherings Order:

  Under the updated gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space.
  Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 100 people in a single enclosed outdoor space. This includes community events, civic events, sporting events, concerts, conventions and more.
  This order does not apply to outdoor, unenclosed gatherings if proper social distancing measures are possible.
  This revised order does not supersede previously issued sector guidance, and is effective beginning Monday, July 6, 2020
  Full guidance and list of businesses eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III
 


 
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PHASE 2 - GUIDANCE, GUIDELINES, AND CHECK LISTS
June 5, 2020

Phase 2 Sector Specific Reopening Guidance from State Reopening Plan:

  Child Care and Summer Camps
  - Emergency Child Care Centers in Massachusetts
  Driving and Flight Schools
  Close Contact Personal Services (Updated)
(These include: hair salons and barber shops, nail and makeup salons, tattoo parlors, skincare services, massage services and personal trainers.
  Guidance for Other Industries
  Guidance for Other Sectors Not Otherwise Addressed
  Health and Human Services
  Parks and Open Spaces
  Playgrounds
  Retail Businesses
  Restaurants
  - City of Lynn License Commission Extension Permits and Instructions (See Below)
Initial School Reopening Guidance: Mass Department of Education - June 25, 2020

Reopening of Buildings Guidance:

  Mold and Legionella Guidance
  - The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants; these hazards can include mold and Legionella.

After a prolonged shutdown, building owners and employers should ensure that their building does not have mold and that the water system is safe to use to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Guidance on how to do this is available from the CDC
  Addressing Stagnant Water in Buildings
   
   
 
 
 
June 5, 2020

GUIDELINES FOR ELIGIBLE RESTAURANTS, CAFES, COFFEE SHOPS AND OTHER SIMILAR PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
OFFERING FOOD, BEVERAGES OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION

  On June 4, 2020, Governor Charles Baker issued Executive Order No. 35 allowing establishments that possess valid food permits from local Board of Health to provide outdoor seating to patrons. In, furtherance of this Executive Order the City of Lynn has established the following Guidelines and Checklist for Businesses to obtain extensions of their licensed premises.
1. Any eligible business seeking to extend its license to sell alcohol or its common victualler license must submit an application to the City of Lynn License Commission.
(See Note 1 Below)
2, The City of Lynn License Commission will commence accepting applications for extensions to license premises on Monday, June 8, 2020. Applications shall be submitted to Debra Ginivan, Clerk, Lynn License Commission (781) 586 - 6726.. (See Note 2 Below)
3. The applicant shall submit:
a. Rough sketch of expanded area; and of barriers to be installed along ROW; include proposed number of outdoor tables, chairs, umbrellas and ancillary physical structures such as fencing/barriers, lighting and/or heat lamps, etc.. The extended premises must be enclosed by a fence, rope or other means to prevent access from a public walkway. 
b. Proof of liability insurance for the period covered by the license in at least the amount of $1,000,000 combined limit for bodily injury and property damage. The restaurant's ability to operate a street seat shall be conditioned upon the restaurant obtaining and maintaining this insurance naming the City of Lynn as an additional named insured.
c. Provide property owner consent if proposed outdoor seating area is on private property or expands along the frontage of an adjacent storefront area. This shall include approval by the Off-Street Parking Commission or Lynn City Council for property under each respective jurisdiction. 
d. Specs and dimensions of installation of proposed tent no greater than 400 Square Feet.
e. In the case of the utilization of public property or a City Right of Way (ROW), a signed and executed License Agreement in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. The License Agreement may be executed following the approval of the application, but prior to opening of extended premises.
f. DOWNLOAD ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS
Amendment_Alcohol_License_Covid19_Phase_Two Amendment_Common Victualler_Covid19_Phase_Two
4. Extension of Premises into On-Site Outdoor Property Owned by License Holder:  The applicant is only required to obtain approval of the City of Lynn License Commission to expand the premises onto adjacent or continuous land owned by the license holder.
5. Extension of Premises onto Commonly Owned Property Not Adjacent or Contiguous to the Licensed Premises Requiring Access and Transverse over a Public Right of Way (ROW):  The applicant is required to obtain approval from the City of Lynn License Commission.  The application must also receive a signoff from the Restaurant Reopening ROW Extension Committee.  A failure for a member to sign-off on the extension within twenty-four (24) hours shall be deemed approval of the application. 
6. Extension of Premises onto On-site Outdoor Property Owned by Someone other than the License Holder regardless if on Same Parcel of Adjacent/Contiguous Property:  The applicant must receive approval from the City of Lynn License Commission.  The applicant must receive permission from the property owner and such evidence must be evidenced in the application or prior to the issuance of the extension permit.  
7. Extension of Premises into the Wyoma Square Parking Lots: The Wyoma Square parking Lot is maintain and and controlled by the Department of Inspectional Services.  Approval is required for an extension into the Wyoma Square Parking Lot requires approval of both the City of Lynn License Commission and the Lynn City Council. (See Note 3 Below)
8. Extension of Premises into the Andrew Street, Buffum Street, Ellis Street and Market Square must be approved by both the City of Lynn License Commission and the Off-Street Parking Commission. 
9. Extension of Premises onto Sidewalks or Parking Spaces immediately adjacent to the Licensed Premises:  The applicant is required to obtain approval from the City of Lynn License Commission.  The application must also receive a signoff from the Restaurant Reopening ROW Extension Committee.  A failure for a member to sign-off on the extension within twenty-four (24) hours shall be deemed approval of the application. 
10. Extension of Premises Requiring Partial or Complete Street Closures:  An applicant seeking to extend it premises which would require a partial or complete street closure must receive approval of the City of Lynn License Commission and the City of Lynn Traffic Commission which shall receive a signoff from each member of the Restaurant Reopening ROW Extension Committee.
11. Any questions regarding the Extension Application Process may be directed to:
James P. Lamanna, Assistant City Solicitor at (978) 677 - 8066 or Debra Ginivan, Clerk, Lynn License Commission at (781) 586 - 6726.
12. DOWNLOAD HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
  Advisory_Regarding_LLA_Approval_Patios_Phase_Two
  Restauant_License_Phase_Two
  Patio_Guidelines_Phase_Two
  Restaurant_Reopen_Order_Phase_Two
  ADA_Requirements_Summary_Phase_Two
NOTE # 1 Eligible Businesses are defined by State Law as restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and other similar places of public accommodation offering food, beverages, or alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. The Establishment must have a valid food permit issued by the City of Lynn Board of Health and must prepare a COVID-19 safety plan. 
NOTE # 2 Meetings of the Lynn License Commission have been scheduled for June 9, 2020 at 6 PM and Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Time To Be Determined)
NOTE # 3 A meeting of the Lynn City Council is scheduled for June 9, 2020. Applications may be submitted to the Lynn City Clerk’s Office prior to 4 PM, June 9, 2020. 
THESE GUIDELINES AND ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF LYNN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ARE CONTINGENT UPON ORDERS
FROM GOVERNOR CHARLES BAKER AND THE ABCC REGARDING RE-OPENING AND OPERATION


 
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PHASE ONE - REOPENING GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES
May 18, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker
announced a four-phase plan for re-opening Massachusetts. All individuals should continue to wear face coverings, wash your hands, social distance, be vigilant for symptoms and stay home if you feel sick. Residents are still encouraged to stay home unless they are conducting essential business, seeking medical attention or engaging in an outdoor recreational activity under the Safer at Home Advisory. The limitation of gatherings of no more than 10 people remains in effect and people over the age of 65 and who are high risk are advised to continue to stay home. Please visit www.mass.gov/reopening to read the State’s entire reopening plan.

May 18, 2020 - Reopening Massachusetts - State Plan

Business Reopening Resources

  What Businesses Can Expect In Phase 1
  Four-Phase Approach
  When Can My Business Reopen Reopening Plan Template  
  Compliance Attestation Poster Employer Poster Worker Poster
 
  Readiness and Capabilities Dashboard
  Starting on May 18th, the COVID-19 Command Center Data Dashboard will give updates on six key public health indicators.
   
  Find Supply Vendors for Hygienic and Protective Supplies
These resources are provided to help inform employers and employees about supplies needed to return to workplaces, and connect businesses with manufacturers and distributors. In order to operate in Reopening Phase 1 and all future phases, certain supplies are required.
   
Massachusetts Reopening Order - Signed May 18, 2020

Sector-Specific Protocols and Best Practices

  Construction
  Manufacturing
  Places of Worship
  Office Spaces
  Laboratories
  Hair Salons & Barbershops
  Car Washes
  Pet Grooming
  Outdoor Recreation Guidance from EEA
   
   
   
 
 


 
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PHASE 4 - GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES

Phase 4 Guidance will be forth coming. Visit http://www,lynnma.gov for up-to-date infornmation and updates.

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