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Westporters May Have A Longer Wait For A Table

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Restaurants in Westport, Connecticut, may have to wait longer before reopening because the town made applications available just days before the state’s reopening date.

Jennifer Tooker, a Westport selectwoman and chair of the town’s ReOpen Advisory Team, says the town is quickly and carefully working through dozens of applications on outdoor dining.

“You know, Westport has always had a very vibrant restaurant scene. And we are committed to supporting these local business owners and ensuring they can open safely while prioritizing the health and safety of their employees and customers.”

Restaurants can open for outdoor dining under the state’s reopening rules, as long as safety protocols are in place. These include social distancing and regular sanitization.

Restaurant reopening permits are available on the town’s website.

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