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Food Delivery To Resume At Groton Navy Base

Courtesy of U.S. Navy

Sailors and workers at Connecticut’s Navy submarine base will be able to receive lunch deliveries this week.

Starting Tuesday, local restaurants can deliver to the base in Groton again. 

Restaurants and local food delivery services haven’t had access to the base since March.

The base has received food deliveries to its commissary and other on-base food options through the pandemic. A food truck and Subway sandwich shop on the base stayed open, and workers and sailors were able to pick up take-out food from restaurants and bring it back to the base. 

Navy staff and sailors are still under orders from the U.S. Department of Defense to restrict travel. At least one Navy base staffer has tested positive for the virus since March. 

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.