Next Phase of State’s reopening Plan From Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Next Phase of State’s Reopening Plan to Begin Monday BOSTON—On Thursday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts would advance to Step 2 of Phase III of the state’s reopening plan on Monday, March 1, and will transition to Step 1 of Phase IV on Monday, March 22. In announcing these measures, the Administration cited public health metrics that are continuing to show improvement, including drops in average daily COVID cases and hospitalizations and increasing vaccination rates.  The following updates to businesses, activities and capacities will take effect on Monday, March 1: 
Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons 
Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity 
Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50% and exclude employees 
Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table and 90- minute limits will remain in place   Residents must continue to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are encouraged to avoid contact outside of their immediate households. The Travel Advisory and other public health orders remain in effect.   The Governor also announced that “provided public health metrics continue to improve, effective on March 22, all communities in Massachusetts will move into Step 1 of Phase IV of the state’s reopening plan.” For full details on these and related announcements please click here.  For the latest sector-specific reopening information and guidance please click here

One thought on “Next Phase of State’s reopening Plan From Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

  1. On the surface this sound like good news. But SINGING is NOT ALLOWED at any indoor venue and there is no indication that will change for PHASE IV. Once again, the rules favor big business and the little guy is left flapping in the breeze.


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