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Health Advisories

What you need to know:

  • The City of Boston issued an indoor mask mandate on August 20, 2021. Visit here for more info. The mandate includes restaurants, retail shops, gyms, theaters, museums, but not offices. Please visit here for an FAQ page devoted to the mandate.

  • The Massachusetts Dept. Of Public Health issued a new mask advisory, effective July 30, 2021, in keeping with the CDC's recommendations issued on July 27. Please visit here for more info.

  • The CDC issued interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people on July 27, 2021. In areas of substantial or high transmission, the guidelines recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors.

  • The City of Boston has aligned with the state's reopening plan. All remaining COVID-19 restrictions for businesses were lifted on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Following CDC guidance, the state’s face covering order has also been rescinded. The Commonwealth's State of Emergency ended on June 15.

  • As of July 12, 2021, Boston City Hall is now open to the public five days a week. Appointments are no longer needed for in-person services.

  • Youth 12 and older in Massachusetts are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, while everyone 18 and older can receive any COVID-19 vaccine. You can sign up to get vaccinated through the state's website, or visit our website for Boston vaccination sites.

  • All Boston Public Library branch libraries not currently under reconstruction reopened for in-person services on June 14, 2021.

  • Visit the MBTA's website for the latest public transit service updates.

For more information please visit the following websites:

City of Boston - COVID Updates
Commonwealth if Massachusetts - COVID Updates
Massachusetts Travel Information
BostonUSA Travel Information