Blue Ribbon Committees to Reopen Portsmouth 2021 & On Health

The City Council voted on Dec 14 to continue the duties of the Citizen Response Task Force (CRTF), reconfigured as the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force to Reopen Portsmouth 2021. The members of the CRTF who are health professionals will also remain, and also serve on an additional Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Health instead of as the CRTF Health Subcommittee, to assist the City Health Department. The Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Arts and Non-profits was created on January 11, 2021 to respond to the needs of arts and culture nonprofits during the reopening and recovery phases ahead.

Portsmouth residents who are interested in serving on the Reopen Portsmouth 2021 Blue Ribbon Committee should complete this application and submit it to the City Clerk by email: klbarnaby@cityofportsmouth.com

Those who would like to join the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Arts and Non-profits (residence in Portsmouth not required) should complete this application and submit it to the City Clerk by email: klbarnaby@cityofportsmouth.com

Mayor's Charge to Blue Ribbon Committee to Reopen Portsmouth 2021

Mayor's Charge to Blue Ribbon Committee on Health

Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Arts and Nonprofits

For an archive of Meeting Materials and Minutes from the Citizen Response Task Force 2020 and Subcommittees on "Bridge Street" and "Streets" click here.

Background

In May 2020, to help Portsmouth quickly and safely respond to the Governor's guidelines for reopening, Assistant Mayor Jim Splaine and Councilor Deaglan McEachern proposed the formation of the Portsmouth Citizen Response Task Force. The Citizen Task Force was selected and their first meeting was June 9, 2020. After reviewing the Task Force guidelines and a draft framework, the group selected co-chairs and formed three subcommittees: Streets, Bridge Street, Health. Please click here for more background and a timeline of the Task Force's formation.

To contact the either of the Mayor's 2021 Blue Ribbon Committees, please email hotline@cityofportsmouth.com 

Health Blue Ribbon/Subcommittee Materials

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (March 30, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (March 23, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (March 16, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (March 8, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (March 2, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (February 23, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (February 17, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (February 9, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (February 2, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (January 27, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (January 19, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (January 12, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (January 5, 2021)

Health BRC Meeting Minutes (December 29, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (December 22, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (December 15, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (December 8, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (December 1, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (November 17, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (November 10, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (November 3, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (October 26, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (October 20, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (October 13, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (October 6, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (September 29, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (September 22, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (September 15, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (September 8, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (September 1, 2020)

Health Subcommittee FAQs on Testing (August 24, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (August 18, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Notes (August 11, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting Materials (Aug 4 Meeting Notes & Dashboard)

Letter to the Governor in Support of City Council Urging Mask Mandate

Health Subcommittee Memo on COVID-19 & Mask FAQs (July 29, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting (July 21, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Memo on Mask Wearing (July 21, 2020)

Health Subcommittee Meeting (July 9, 2020)

BRC Arts & Nonprofits 2021

For all meeting materials, minutes and videos of Zoom meetings, click here.

 

Citizen Response Task Force 2020 Archive

For an archive of 2020 Citizen Response Task Force and subcommittee meeting materials, click here.

RESTAURANTS: OUTDOOR & INDOOR DINING INFORMATION

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Restaurant offerings change daily. To inquire about takeout and hours, contact the restaurant directly. For the Chamber list of restaurants, click here.

City Council has voted to allow outdoor dining to return March 1, 2021, weather permitting; but the expectation is for reopening outdoor dining sites on April 1, 2021. The permitting portal is expected to be ready for renewals/applications for outdoor dining by mid-February. 

INDOOR DINING

For restaurants indoor dining and appropriate 6-foot physical distancing, the following process is now in place:

Table spacing (both indoors and outdoors) should be maintained so people sitting at adjacent tables are more than six feet apart and servers should be able to maintain social distancing while interacting with tables. Seating guidelines showing different table styles and arrangements are posted in the Health Department web page, here. To streamline the process, prior to re-opening, all establishments must submit a completed re-opening Checklist and adjusted seating floor plans for approval, electronically via Viewpoint. (Select Covid-19 Reduced Indoor Seating Approval from the Health Department page on Viewpoint.)

NH Governor's Guidance on Performing Arts Venues