Darien Mayor issues Public Health Order for restaurants, bars and faith-based gatherings concerning COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor STRONGLY recommends faith-based gatherings be suspended

Darien Mayor Hodge makes

Orders on Saturday to protect

from COVID-19 Pandemic

Darien Mayor Hugh Hodge has issued a Public Health Order on Saturday, March 21, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the Mayor’s signing of a State of Emergency Order on March 20, he has implements provisions to protect the safety of the citizens of the City of Darien.

Concerning restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments:

The order states “that all restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments, where food is served, may continue preparing and offering food and drink to customers via delivery service, drive-thru, takeout or outdoor dining provided that the outdoor dining follow CDC’s social distancing guidelines of groups of no larger than 10 people and keeping a distance of at least six feet between individuals.”

On-Premises consumption of alcohol

The order states that establishments open for on-premises consumption of alcohol limit consumption to outdoor seating only and that the CDC’s social distancing guidelines of groups of no larger than 10 people and keeping a distance of at least six feet between individuals.

Strongly recommends faith-based gatherings be suspended

Mayor Hodge states “that assemblies of 10 or more people are banned with the exception of faith-based gatherings. It is STRONGLY recommended that faith-based gatherings be suspended and the utilization of online or streaming options be implemented. If electronic delivery of services is not possible, maintaining strict adherence to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines of no groups larger than 10 people and keeping a distance of at least six feet between individuals.”

The Mayor’s order is to last for a period of 14 days, unless amended, extended or cancelled by the mayor.

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