Last Updated 3pm EST, 6/2/2021

Overview

All remaining COVID restrictions in Massachusetts ended on May 29. Masks will still be required in certain settings.

The mask mandate for children at outdoor sports and recess was lifted on May 18.

More than 4.4 Million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts.

More than half of Massachusetts residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Social Distancing

All remaining COVID restrictions in Massachusetts ended on May 29. Masks will still be required in certain settings, like schools and hospitals.

The outdoor mask mandate in Massachusetts was lifted on April 30.

Reopening

Capacity limits at all large venues such as indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks moved to 100% on May 29.

Capacity limits at restaurants were lifted March 1,.

Capacity at all businesses moved to 100% on May 29.

Amusement parks were allowed to move to 100% capacity on May 29.

Events

The 2021 Boston Marathon has been postponed until Monday, October 11.

The Brockton Fair has been cancelled for the second year.

A number of 4th of July fireworks celebrations were cancelled for 2021.

PAX East cancelled its summer 2021 Boston convention.

Healthcare Status

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in the state on Monday, December 14. 4.4 million people have received their first dose. More than 3.6 million are fully vaccinated.

Four of the state’s seven mass vaccination sites will shut down by the end of June: Gillette Stadium, Hynes Convention Center, Danvers, and Natick. Sites at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Dartmouth, and Springfield will remain.

The state’s seven mass vaccination sites are now open to walk-ins. Most pharmacies are also allowing walk-ins.

The seven day average positive testing rate is below 2 percent.

Schools

On May 18, the mask mandate for students while outdoors was dropped. Masks are still required inside school buildings.

With the exception of a few schools that were granted waivers, all Massachusetts public schools returned to full in-person learning by mid-May.

The state is offering weekly, pool COVID testing to Massachusetts school districts.

Public Transportation

Masks will still be required on public transportation, airplanes, and rideshares.