Massachusetts Phase II, Step One Reopening Effective Today, June 8,
Subject to Continued State and City of Boston Restrictions
Superceding City of Boston Advisories/Restrictions Remain In Effect
- Stay-at-Home Advisory for non-essential workers and activities
- Curfew from 9:00 PM to 6:00AM for non-essential activities
- Mask or other face covering mandated outside the home
State Advisories/Restrictions Remaining in Effect or Slightly loosened
- Safer-at-Home advisory
- 6’ physical distancing wherever possible
- Masks required in public whenever physical distancing not possible
- Limitations on gatherings
- Indoor and outdoor gatherings of 10 or more prohibited unless 6’ physical can be maintained
- Outdoor gatherings of 10 or more permitted under certain circumstances provided 6’ physical distancing can be maintained
- Outdoor gatherings of any size for the purpose of political expression allowed
Common Sense Recommendations
- Wash hands frequently with soap and hot water or use hand sanitizer
- Wipe surfaces
- 6’ physical distancing
- Something to think about – should I wait a couple of weeks to see if there is a spike?
A succinct summary here of what’s open and what isn’t from the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District. Perhaps of greatest interest:
Phase II, Step One
- Retail in-store shopping with physical distancing, occupancy limits
- Restaurants outdoor seating only, physical distancing, reservations recommended*
- Personal services without close personal contact – house cleaning, window washing, tutoring, etc.
Phase II, Step Two – date to be determined
- Restaurant indoor table service
- Personal services requiring close proximity – nail salons, etc.
*Most restaurants lack access to outdoor seating. They may continue takeout and curbside pickup services.