Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the city will return to "Phase Three, Step One" on Monday, after reopening was temporarily paused in December. He made the announcement during a news conference today.
In "Phase Three, Step One," Walsh said the following businesses may reopen at 25% capacity:
- Indoor recreational and athletic facilities and venues
- Indoor event spaces
- Indoor fitness centers and health club
- Movie theaters
- Sightseeing tours
- Indoor historic sites and spaces
Gatherings will be limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, he added.
Walsh confirmed 316 new cases and five new deaths from Covid-19, bringing Boston’s total number of Covid-19 cases to at least 51,506 and at least 1,133 total deaths.
Marty Martinez, chief of Boston Health and Human Services, also noted in today’s press conference that Massachusetts changed the vaccine prioritization to allow people 75 and older to be eligible to receive the vaccine starting next week.
Note: These numbers were released by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.