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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:

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The City of Boston has aligned with the state's reopening plan. All remaining COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits for businesses have been lifted as of Saturday, May 29. Following CDC guidance, the state’s face covering order has also been rescinded. The Commonwealth's State of Emergency will end on June 15.

Effective May 29, all industries will be permitted to open. With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for masks in public and private transportation systems, hospitals, and other facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions have been lifted. Capacity has increase to 100% for all industries, and all gathering limits have also been rescinded.

Read the latest state update


On May 11, Mayor Kim Janey announced the upcoming expansion of in-person City services at Boston City Hall, the Boston Public Library system (BPL), and the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF):


Starting Monday, June 7, 2021, Boston City Hall will be open to the public by appointment only for a fourth day each week. In addition to Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, residents will be able to make in-person appointments on Monday as well. Check the latest status of City departments. City Hall will be open to the public five days a week starting July 12, and appointments won't be needed for in-person services.


The Central Library in Copley Square has reopened for limited in-person services. On June 14, those services will be expanded, and all branch libraries not currently under reconstruction are planned to reopen. Check the Boston Public Library reopening website for more information.


BCYF will increase its youth programming to align with the Reopening Massachusetts plan. This will allow for the expansion of programs for children and youth, including arts and crafts, fitness classes, and game nights. BCYF will also offer summer day programs at several centers.

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