Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Tuesday that the city of Boston will enter Phase 3, Step 1 of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 reopening plan on February 1st.
Walsh stated that the city’s coronavirus data has shown positive trends recently allowing the ease of certain restrictions. Businesses able to open in this Phase include gyms, movie theaters, museums, aquariums, indoor event spaces, indoor recreational facilities, sightseeing tours, and more. Most of these businesses will be limited to 25% capacity through at least February 8th. In addition, indoor gatherings are still limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25.
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At that point, all businesses and activities that are allowed to operate in Phase 3, Step 1 can re-open, with capacity limits in place. Most businesses will still be subject to the 25% capacity limits the State extended through Feb. 8. pic.twitter.com/ksGGnGC5kV— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) January 26, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, #Boston has taken a cautious approach. We only move forward with reopening if public health experts say it’s safe. Everyone has a role to play in making sure we can bring back more activities, safely.— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) January 26, 2021