Reopening Massachusetts

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 all COVID-19 restrictions in the Commonwealth were lifted. The complete reopening of the Commonwealth is largely due to the successful vaccination rate in Massachusetts and the sharp decline in the number of Coronavirus cases. Full details here.  

The State of Emergency ended on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

All industries are permitted to open:

  • With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions are lifted, and capacity is increased to 100% for all industries.
  • The gathering limits are rescinded.
  • All industries are encouraged to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.

Face Covering Guidance

In line with updated CDC face covering guidance, and recognizing that vaccination remains the most effective protection against serious illness, hospitalization, or death from COVID-19, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has updated the  face covering advisory from May 29, 2021.

Mask wearing is still required regardless of vaccination status in certain settings on transportation and in healthcare facilities. See a complete listing of venues where masks remain mandatory.