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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:

Latest updates

New indoor mask mandate

On Friday, August 20, 2021, Mayor Kim Janey announced that face masks will be required in all indoor public settings in the City of Boston, as part of a Five-Point Plan for the COVID-19 Delta Variant. The public health order, issued by the Boston Public Health Commission, is effective at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 27, in the City of Boston.

Through the public health order, the City of Boston will require all people over age two to wear a mask or face covering:

  • Whenever they are indoors on the premises of a business, club, place of assembly or other place that is open to members of the public, including but not limited to retail establishments, restaurants, bars, performance venues, social clubs, event spaces, and municipal buildings.

Read the mask update

frequently asked questions

City of Boston reopening status

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.

State reopening plan

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