Several City buildings offering municipal services are open to the public by appointment only, including: City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, DPW&P (East Worcester St. & Skyline Drive), Worcester Police Department, Inspectional Services/Worcester Fire Department. All locations will open with limited capacity, restricted hours and stringent safety protocols.
Following state mandates and public health recommendations, there will be limited capacity to allow for social distancing, with door monitors at both the entrance and exit to assist. Entry will not be permitted without a mask (masks will be available for those who do not have one). All visitors will be required to sign in upon entry and their information will be recorded for the purposes of contact tracing.
The City Manager issued an executive order maintaining the current standard of allowing no more than 6 people to dine at a restaurant table and prohibiting bar seating in restaurants. This executive order will remain in effect until such time that the City moves from a red to a yellow state designation.
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Pursuant to the Governor's June 2, 2020 Order and the City Manager's June 3, 2020 Executive Order, the City of Worcester is accepting applications for the temporary extension of restaurants to provide for outdoor table service. Once reviewed and approved by the Worcester License Commission, restaurants will be able to offer expanded outdoor dining options under Phase II of the Commonwealth's re-opening plan. This expedited application process will significantly decrease the timeframe for extending existing restaurants into outdoor spaces, and additionally offer expanded opportunities for outdoor dining.
To facilitate the expedited application process, the Worcester License Commission is scheduling additional meetings to review and process applications under the City's temporary outdoor dining program.
There is no fee to apply for a temporary outdoor dining extension:
For more information, email OutdoorDining@worcesterma.gov (preferred) or call 508-799-1400 x31440.
The Green Hill Golf Course Driving Range & Putting Green are now open, following Phase II reopening protocols. This includes social distancing, sanitation, no sharing of equipment and other restrictions. For reservations, visit www.greenhillgc.com.
The Grill on the Hill Restaurant at the Green Hill Golf Course has also reopened for outdoor dining, following protocols under the Phase II Reopening Plan. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Call ahead at 508-854-1704. You may also visit www.grillonthehillworcester.com.
In accordance with the Phase III reopening, the City is adjusting its policies on the use of Parks and Athletic Fields.
The Bulk Waste Drop-Off Program will be taking apointments starting Saturday, June 13. The yard waste service is for Worcester residents only. There are no commercial entities and no commercial vehicles allowed. For as long as the crisis lasts, residents will be required to empty their own vehicles. Residents must wear a mask/face covering if getting out of the vehicle. Employees must also wear a mask/face covering. To protect residents and employees, employees will not have direct contact with residents or vehicles. Employees will direct residents where to pull up their vehicles, and where to dump waste.
Residents may drop off yard waste free of charge at the following times:
The State of Massachusetts has set up a dedicated page for the Governor's phased reopening plans and guidance information. Stay up-to-date by visiting the Mass.gov site for complete details.