State to Let Restaurants Sell Unused Food as ‘Grocery Items’ for Next 2 Weeks

The state Department of Agriculture & Markets has issued guidance authorizing restaurants to temporarily become retail stores, selling various food that they already have in stock but have not been able to use due to the ban on sit-down eateries.
The Department mentioned as examples “packaged food items such as raw pasta, flour or sugar, refrigerated (heat and eat) meals, and ready-to-eat items intended for off-site use or consumption.”
The authorization is temporary — two weeks, starting yesterday. It will be evaluated at the end of that period, and could be extended. Here’s a copy of the guidance: INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR RESTAURANTS V.3