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COVID-19 Information and Resources 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reopening Plan

Effective May 29 all industry restrictions have been lifted with 100% capacity allowed.  Gathering limits have expired and sector-specific protocols have been rescinded.  With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions have been lifted.

City of Boston Reopening Plan

Aligning with the state's reopening plan, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted as of May 29.

City of Cambridge Reopening Plan

The City of Cambridge has lifted remaining COVID-19 restrictions as of May 29.

Face Covering Guidance

In line with updated CDC face covering guidance, the Administration has rescinded the current face covering order and has issued a new face covering advisory effective May 29.

Non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing in most settings. The advisory will also recommend fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a face covering or social distance indoors or outdoors except for in certain situations.

Face coverings will still be required for all individuals on public and private transportation (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), healthcare facilities and providers, congregate care settings and health and rehabilitative day services.

Out-of-State Travel Advisory

All non-exempt visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the MA COVID-19 Travel Advisory.  Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms are exempt from the Advisory.

Reopening the Travel Economy

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

What's Open in Boston

See our updated list of hotels, things to do and attractions open for business.
 

MBTA Updates

Reduced Service Alert 
 

Restaurant Dining: Indoor, Outdoor and Take Out Service and/or Delivery

Indoor Dining:  Restaurants are permitted to offer indoor dining service by meeting mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices. 

Outdoor Dining: 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
 

Virtual Events

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

 

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

Session Nine: What Employers Need to Know Now | HR Considerations for Employees

Session Ten: Weathering the Storm and what the Future Holds for the Hotel Industry

 

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

 

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 Advisory 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening (February 25, 2021)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 (December 22, 2020)

Mayor Walsh Announces Boston to Temporarily Return to Modified Phase 2, Step 2 of Reopening Plan (December 14, 2020)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Statewide Rollback to Phase 3, Step 1 Effective December 13 (December 8, 2020).

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures to Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases (November 2, 2020)

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)

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)

 

CARES Act Info & Webinar Series

U.S. Travel CARES Act Webinar Slides

Destinations International Webinar Series

Expedia Group Webinar Series

Oxford Economics Analysis & Reports

 

B2B Blog

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

 

Permanent Closings 

List of restaurants that have permanently closed.

 

 

Boston Blue