Contact information needed for compliance complaint, Selectmen say

Sep 15, 2020

MATTAPOISETT — The public portion of the Sept. 15 Board of Selectmen’s meeting was short and swiftly went into executive session to discuss strategy for litigation.

But just before the executive session began, Board Chair Paul Silva said Selectmen received a complaint from a resident about a restaurant that was not compliant with state regulations regarding wearing masks to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The only issue? The resident didn’t leave their name or contact information with the town’s Board of Health.

Silva said this has happened “on a number of cases,” and that contact information is necessary for any type of comment, even if it’s not covid-related.

Asked about the incident, Silva said that individual workers at a certain restaurant were not wearing masks, and an individual waiting for a takeout order was not wearing one either.

Under state guidelines, restaurant employees have to be masked, and customers must wear a mask up until they are seated. 

The town is looking into the matter.