SOMERVILLE (CBS) – Somerville may move to a limited Phase 3 reopening – including gyms and indoor recreation facilities – as soon as Sept. 8
Mayor Joe Curtatone said that if data continues to trend in the right direction, a limited reopening for Phase 3 businesses with an approved health and safety plan would be possible. The city will make a decision and share detailed guidelines by Monday, Aug. 31. Activities that pose a high risk of coronavirus transmission will still not be allowed.READ MORE: Baker Reportedly Signs Bill To Extend Some Pandemic Policies Including Outdoor Dining, To-Go Cocktails 'Vax Express' Commuter Rail Train Bringing Shots To Communities With Low COVID Vaccination Rates
Phase 3 health and human services categories opened in Somerville according to statewide plans on July 6. Phase 3 grocery store capacity increases also went into effect with the state on July 17. Regulations currently in place for Somerville youth and adult league sports remain the same.MORE NEWS: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck 'Challenges Status Quo, Stereotypes' Of Pickups, Expert Says
The city’s indoor and outdoor gathering limits are more strict than state levels, with no more than 10 people allowed.