BOSTON – Today, April 27, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10 but some businesses will still have to wait until August 1 to re-open.
Massachusetts remains first in the nation for first vaccine doses and total doses administered per capita, among states with more than 5 million people.
Effective August 1, and subject to public health and vaccination data, remaining industries will be permitted to open including:
- Dance clubs, and nightclubs
- Saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms at fitness centers, health clubs and other facilities
- Indoor water parks
- Ball pits
All industry restrictions will be lifted at that time, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries, with businesses encouraged to continue following best practices. The gathering limit will be rescinded.
Depending on vaccine distribution and public health data, the Administration may consider re-evaluating the August 1 date.
The Department of Public Health will also continue to issue guidance as needed, including guidance to still require masks indoors.