Covid-19 Update

Massachusetts has enacted a travel advisory.  Under this new executive order, anyone entering Massachusetts will need to fill out a form summarizing their travel, then either self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival or submit negative COVID test results no more than 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth. This is an update to a travel advisory that has been in place for months but adds enforcement mechanisms. Individuals who do not follow the mandatory quarantine order could be fined $500 per day.

As of August 5th, eight states are on the exempt list: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii. Both Massachusetts residents and visitors, including college students heading to campus for the start of their fall semesters, must comply with the new policies. More information is available here. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

Massachusetts is currently in Phase 3 of the Reopening Massachusetts plan.
Businesses that are now open include:

Retail stores with occupancy limits

Child care facilities and day camps

Outdoor dining and limited indoor dining

Hotels and other lodging

Youth sports and outdoor recreation

Outdoor recreation

Outdoor historical sites

Parks & Gardens

Zoos

Golf

Fishing, hunting & boating

Restaurants with indoor dining

Nail salons and tanning salons

Massage therapy

Tattoo shops

Personal training

Museums

Casinos

Theatres & performance venues – moderate capacity

Movie Theaters – reduced capacity

Indoor Recreation

Visitors and residents must wear masks or cloth face coverings when social distancing is not possible.  Businesses that reopen are required to comply with all mandatory safety standards.

Detailed information is provided here.

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

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