Covid Restrictions This Holiday Season In Massachusetts!

Elise Ravech, Writer

As of December 8th 2020 Governor Charlie Baker announced that we will be moving back to phase one in step three of his covid timeline.

This is all starting on Sunday, December 13th, 2020.

Outdoor gathering was at 100 people but is now reduced to 20.

Arcades, indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, driving and flight schools, gyms and health clubs, libraries, museums, retail and office spaces, places of worship, places to golf, will all now be reduced to 40% capacity instead of 50%.

Outdoor theaters and performance venues will be limited to 25% or no more than 50 people.

People hosting more than 25 people outdoors will be required to notify their local board of heath ahead of time.

Indoor theaters, performance venues, trampoline parks, laser tag, obstacle courses, and roller skating places will be forced to close.

Covid Old Restrictions Vs. Covid New Restrictions (

If you are planning on going out to eat, you will need to wear your mask at all times, except for when eating or drinking.

The max number of people per table has been reduced from 10 to 6, and there will be a 90 minute limit on how long you can stay at your table.

Musical performances at restaurants are not allowed. People are strongly encouraged to only eat out with those in their own household, and the food court seating will be closed in all malls.

If you are heading to the gym you will need to wear your mask at all times, even while exercising. Employes at work must wear a face mask at all times except when they are in their own workspace, and employers are encouraged to close or limit the use of break rooms.

As of December 8th, 2020 there have been 3,627 new cases, in total 253,649. There have been 40 new deaths and 10,833 deaths in total.

We hope every panther and their families are staying happy and healthy during this crazy time in our world!

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