Important Information Regarding Phase III, Step II

City of Gloucester’s Economic Development Newsletter

Dear Gloucester business owners and operators,

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that low-risk communities, such as Gloucester, can enter into Phase III, Step II as of Monday, October 5th.  Please review the information below for more details.
Phase III, Step II:
Effective October 5th, a limited number of sectors will be eligible to reopen, with restrictions, in Step II of Phase III for lower risk communities only:Indoor performance venues will be permitted to open with 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 people.Outdoor performance venue capacity will increase to 50% with a max of 250 people.For arcades and indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, additional Step II activities like trampolines, obstacle courses, roller rinks, and laser tag will also be permitted to open and capacity will increase to 50%.Fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores. Gyms, museums, libraries, and driving and flight schools will also be permitted to increase their capacity to 50%.

Revised Gathering Order
The limit for indoor gatherings remains at a maximum of 25 people for all communities.Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in a private backyard will remain at a maximum of 50 people for all communities.Outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings will have a limit of 100 people as of Monday, October 5th.For the complete announcement and updates on the Commonwealth’s reopening plan please visit:  


Sal Di Stefano
City of Gloucester
Economic Development Director & COVID-19 Business Liaison

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