Outdoor Dining

New Hampshire Economic Reopening and Local Guidelines

The Stay at Home 2.0 plan allows for the gradual reopening of certain parts of New Hampshire’s economy.  The order includes Universal Guidelines, as well as specific guidelines for industries allowed to begin reopening.  The intent of these recommendations is to reduce transmission of COVID-19 among employees and customers, support healthy business operations, and maintain a healthy work environment.  The Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce has issued industry-specific COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Restaurants.

The Town of Salem has prepared guidelines for businesses planning to reopen with outdoor seating.  Please review these Temporary Outdoor Seating Guidelines and reach out to the Building Safety Division with any questions.  The Building Permit Application is available online.

Please note that the Town of Salem Food Safety Regulations remain in effect.