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Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Baker-Polito Administration announced further restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, including new capacity and gathering limits. These measures will go into effect on Saturday, December 26 and will remain in effect until noon on...

Vaccine Update, New Holiday Guidance

The Baker-Polito Administration announced updates on the Commonwealth’s distribution efforts of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as new guidance from the Department of Public Health (DPH) to help residents celebrate the holiday safely. On Monday, the...

DPH Updates Quarantine Guidance

The Department of Public Health updated its guidance and information for individuals in quarantine due to COVID-19. The guidance provides new information on the 14-day quarantine requirement, and the conditions that must be met to ‘test-out’ after at least ten days in...

11-4-2020 COVID-19 State Orders & Advisories

Stay at Home Advisory COVID-19 Order No. 53 Order Requiring Early Closing for Certain Businesses and Activities, Limiting Hours for Alcohol and Adult Use Cannabis Sales, and Modifying Chapter 138 License Renewal Requirements   [download] COVID-19 Order No. 54 Revised...

Revised Gatherings Order:

Under the updated gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum...

Step One of Phase III:

The following businesses will be eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations: Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues; Museums, cultural and historical sites; Fitness centers and health...