COVID-19 Information
and Resources 

Weekly Message from the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Weekly Message from GBCVB President & CEO Martha J. Sheridan 


GBCVB Webinar Series: Reopening & Recovery - Navigating the New Normal

Session One: A Discussion with the GBCVB Executive Team (password: GBCVB.5.20.20)

Session Two: A Discussion with DMO Leaders

Session Three: Virtual Meetings: Pros/Cons and Everything in Between

Session Four: A Realistic Look at Travel through the End of 2020

Session Five: Attractions | Venues:  Guidelines for Events Post-COVID 19

Session Six: Life on the Water - How will Boston Harbor and the Charles River Move?

Session Seven: Pivot Don't Panic - Marketing & Communications in this New Era

Session Eight:  Cultural Tourism - The Return of Boston's Museum and Performing Arts Scene

GBCVB Live Chat with Mayor Walsh

On April 23, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and GBCVB President & CEO Martha J. Sheridan hosted a virtual town hall to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the travel and hospitality industry and what the road to recovery entails.

You can access the virtual town hall using this playback link, and entering the password listed below.
Password: jRcjnC4f


COVID-19 Preparedness & Education

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Commonweath of Massachusetts

City of Boston

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

U.S. Travel Association

Boston Health Commission


Massachusetts: Resources & Response to COVID-19

MA COVID-19 Travel Order

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19 (August 7, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective August 1 (July 24, 2020)

Reopening Massachusetts: Safety Standards and Checklist: Theaters and Performance Venues (July 6, 2020)

Reopening Massachusetts: Safety Standards and Checklist: Museums and Cultural and Historical Facilities and Guided Tours (July 6, 2020)

Reopening Massachusetts

Reopening Advisory Board Presentation

Boston Resiliency Fund

MLA COVID-19 Updates 

Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Third Phase of Four-Phase Approach (July 2, 2020)

Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Step Two of Second Phase of Four-Phase Approach (June 19, 2020)

Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Second Phase of Four-Phase Approach (June 6, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Phase II of Re-Opening Plan, Releases Guidance for Restaurants and Lodging (May 29, 2020)

City of Boston Suspends Parades and Festivals Through Labor Day (updated clarification, May 13, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards (May 11, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18, Announces Reopening Advisory Board (April 28, 2020)

City of Boston to Allow Permitted Restaurants to Sell Groceries (April 24, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Implementation of CARES Act Unemployment Benefits for Self-Employed, Gig Economy and Other Workers (April 20, 2020)

FAQs to Clarify Terms of Non-Essential Business Closures, as it Applies to Hotels, Motels, Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and Short-Term Residential Rentals. (April 2, 2020)

Baker Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures, Updates Non-Essential Business Categories (March 31, 2020)

Governor Charlie Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation (March 23, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Emergency Actions to Address COVID-19 (March 15, 2020)

No. 591: Declaration of a state emergency to respond to COVID-19


MBTA Updates

Reduced Service Alert 


Industry Reopening Guidance

GBCVB: Boston Visitor Industry Reopening Guidelines (pdf) and corresponding web pages

Lodging Operators Safety Standards

Lodging Operators Reopening Checklist

Sector-Specific Reopening Checklists

MRA Reopening Toolkit

Martha J. Sheridan Presentation to Reopening Advisory Board

USTA Travel in the New Normal

Massachusetts High Technology Council Back-to-Work Planning

National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance

City of Boston Video Conferences - Arts and Culture Community

CDC Prepare Your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19


CARES Act Info & Webinar Series

U.S. Travel CARES Act Webinar Slides

Destinations International Webinar Series

Expedia Group Webinar Series

Oxford Economics Analysis & Reports


Special Hotel and Air Offers

View essential workforce related offers.  This page will be changing daily, so please check back often.


Restaurant Outdoor Dining and Take Out Service and/or Delivery

Outdoor Dining: As of June 8, restaurants are permitted to offer outdoor table service by meeting mandatory safety standards, recommended best practices. 

Restaurant Take Out & Delivery: See a list of restaurants offering take out service, delivery and gift cards.

Restaurant Strong Fund

Support Boston Businesses

Support Boston Businesses with a donation, gift card or other purchase.


B2B Blog

Hear from industry partners on advice for doing business during challenging times.


Virtual Events

See our growing list of virtual experiences happening in Greater Boston.


Temporary Closings 

List of museums, attractions and venue closings