- July 29, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Just like old times, right?
Well, not exactly. The chips and salsa were dished out in individual plastic containers. Name tags were throwaway stickers, not the usual recyclable kind. Capacity was limited to 75 people — a small crowd for this cavernous space. There were chairs for everyone, but roughly half of the attendees stood off to the side or in the back, semi-staggered. Whether this makeshift social distancing was intentional, coincidence, or at this point some subconscious habit wasn’t quite clear.
Whether they might gather inside again any time soon — after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated mask guidance on Tuesday amid the worrisome surge in COVID’s more-contagious Delta variant — is unclear as well.
As Boston’s economy lurches toward some semblance of normalcy, nearly everything has returned: Bars, bus tours, Red Sox games. Weddings, birthday parties, funerals. Even the city’s first true business convention in…