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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: A sign on the door of a coffee shop in Manhattan ask for proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask on the day that a mask mandate went into effect in New York on December 13, 2021 in New York City. As parts of New York are seeing a surge in Covid cases, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has enacted a new mask mandate with fines up to $1,000 per violation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Today begins the next phase of Boston’s “B Together” COVID-19 policy. Now, anyone age 12 and up must show proof of full vaccination to enter indoor spaces in the city, including restaurants, entertainment venues, and indoor fitness facilities. Employees working in these places must also be vaccinated. The requirement does NOT include booster shots.  Mayor Wu says the requirements will go away when:

  • Fewer than 95% of ICU beds are occupied
  • Fewer than 200 COVID-19 hospitalizations per day
  • A community positivity rate below 5%, as defined by the Boston Public Health Commission’s 7-day moving average

As for the city’s mask mandate, there are NO plans to lift that as of yet.