Massachusetts To Increase Indoor & Outdoor Gathering Limits Effective May 29; Beer Garden Rules To Be Relaxed Too

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BOSTON – The Baker-Polito administration announced this morning, April 27 it will increase indoor and outdoor gathering limits and allow additional outdoor activities, starting May 29.

Subject to public health and vaccination data, gathering limits will increase to 200 people indoors and 250 people outdoors for event venues, public settings and private settings, announced the Governor’s office this morning,

Subject to public health and vaccination data, additional Phase 4, Step 2 industries will be permitted to open including:

  • Street festivals, parades and agricultural festivals, at 50% of their previous capacity and after submitting safety plans to the local board of health.
  • Bars, beer gardens, breweries, wineries and distilleries, will be subject to restaurant rules with seated service only, a 90 minute limit and no dance floors.

Subject to public health and vaccination data, the restaurant guidance will be updated to eliminate the requirement that food be served with alcohol and to increase the maximum table size to 10.



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