COVID-19 information
Boston is returning to a modified Phase 2, Step 2 beginning December 16. For the latest updates, please visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) website:
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Many City services adjusted hours and operations because of the crisis. We'll continue to keep this page updated with the latest information.

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The City of Boston has returned to a modified version of Phase Two, Step Two of the Reopening Massachusetts plan, effective Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Targeted measures include:
  • General Gathering: Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 persons and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25, unless sector-specific guidance allows for other capacities.
  • Businesses: Please check if your industry will be impacted by changes below.
  • Residents: Everyone must continue to follow public health guidelines on our COVID-19 website to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Business Guidance

Industry AS OF 12/13 (Phase 3 Step 1) Effective 12/16
40% capacity Closed
Physical distancing of 6 feet must be observed where possible. No change
Construction Allowed with approved safety plans No change
40% capacity


Personal fitness training by appointment only and one client per indoor space at a time.

Outdoor fitness instruction is permitted for a maximum of 25 persons including staff.

Tổ chức Baccarat40% capacity

Tổ chức BaccaratBallrooms and event spaces may open following Events guidance

No change to capacity

Tổ chức BaccaratBallrooms and event spaces must close

40% capacity

No change
40% capacity Closed

Bar seating and live entertainment allowed

No bar seating unless . 

Background music and tv’s may continue.

(meeting rooms, ballrooms, private party rooms, social clubs) 25 people Closed
40% capacity Closed
for persons 18 years and older 25 people 10 people

(except for youth 18 and under)

Does not apply to collegiate or professional sports

40% capacity


(batting cases, driving ranges, bowling alleys, rock-climbing) 40% capacity


Motion picture, TV, streaming production 40% capacity No change
40% capacity, up to 50 people Closed
40% capacity Closed
40% capacity No change
50 people 25 people
50 people or 25% capacity 25 people
40% capacity No change
50% capacity in touring vehicles, or a maximum of 12 for a walking tour Closed

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