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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSCITY OF NORTHAMPTONHEALTH DEPARTMENTORDER REGULATING GROCERY STORES,SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES
By authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws c. 111, § 30, and as Health Director for the City of Northampton, I hereby Order the following with regard to grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores .1. Customer CapsAll grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores shall be subject to the following presumptive customer occupancy limits, and no grocery store, supermarket or convenience store shall allow the number of customers to exceed the following limits unless specifically permitted by order of the Northampton Director of Public Health (see below):
Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit the number of employees in the store at any given time, nor shall it regulate any areas of the store other than the sales floor area where customers shop.Any grocery store, supermarket or convenience store that believes that it can manage more than the occupancy limits set forth above may apply to the Director of Public Health for a permit to increase occupancy. Such application shall contain a narrative description supported by annotated floor plans demonstrating how the store intends to implement policies and procedures above and beyond those required herein to manage an increased occupancy load. The Director shall allow increased occupancy where she finds clear and convincing evidence that the proposed extra protective measures will assure the distancing and sanitation requirements of this Order. The decision of the Director of Public Health may be appealed to the Board of Health by written notice of appeal to be received no more than five (5) days after the decision of the Director.2. Monitoring of Entering and Exiting of Customers
3. Social Distancing
4. Cleaning and Sanitizing
Effective 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 2020.Merridith A. O’LearyHealth Director