COVID-19: Reopening in the City of Boston
City Hall is now open to the public Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments are no longer needed for in-person services. You can find the latest reopening information for the City of Boston below:
The City of Boston’s proof of vaccination policy has been lifted. You can check the B Together website for the latest updates on the policy:
The City of Boston’s indoor masking mandate has been lifted. Public transportation, health care settings, and congregant care settings are still subject to state and federal mask orders.
The City of Boston has aligned with the state's reopening plan. All COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits for businesses in the state were lifted on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
Business relief funds
Small business owner webinars
The City of Boston hosted webinars to provide guidance and answer questions from business owners. All recorded webinars are available live on the Economic Development Facebook page.
Certified Business Fund
The fund helps Boston’s certified businesses most directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commercial Rental Relief Fund
The fund works with business owners and their landlords or property managers to build long-standing partnerships.
High Road Kitchens Restaurant Relief Fund
We work with restaurant owners to retain or rehire their employees or other foodservice employees who have lost employment or been underemployed due to COVID-19.
Reopen Boston Fund
We're offering COVID-19 reopening grants for small businesses in the City of Boston.
Weekly small business calls
Our calls answer questions and give information on reopening guidance, support services, and available resources.
More business resources
We've compiled updates and guidance for businesses and job seekers in response to COVID-19.
Changes to hours and openings
Boston Public Schools returns to in-person learning
Boston Public Schools has an updated timeline for reopening and adding additional students to in-person learning.
COVID-19: Status of City departments
Information on the current statuses of City of Boston departments.
View the state's plan to safely reopen the economy and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.
Healthy streets to support COVID-19 recovery
We are focused on safe streets, connected bike routes, reliable transit, and resilient small business districts.
Community Center programs expanding
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is increasing its youth programming to align with Phase Four, Step One of the Reopening Massachusetts plan.
MBTA service updates
The coronavirus has impacted public transit service and operations.