Indoor Restaurant Seating, Recreational Retail Reopens in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. — Select retail businesses, including indoor seating at restaurants and recreational activities, are allowed to reopen in New Hampshire, according to a statement from Gov. Chris Sununu on June 15. Restaurants in the state were permitted to offer delivery and curbside service at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, and outdoor seating resumed in mid-May. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are required to position tables six feet apart, and restaurants are limited to 50 percent capacity. A number of recreational activities and other businesses have also reopened, including museums, art galleries, libraries, bowling alleys, billiards halls, gyms, pools, wedding venues, motor speedways and funeral homes. Performing arts centers and amusement parks are expected to reopen on June 29. As of June 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 5,300 cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire and more than 300 deaths.