Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Boston

The state has updated guidance on the Reopening Massachusetts website. We also continue to update City-specific guidance for Boston on our reopening website.

Boston (as of Friday, June 18)

70,932 cases | 69,372 recovered

1,389 Deaths

COVID-19 Tracker | COVID-19 By the Numbers

Racial data on Boston cases

Massachusetts (as of Thursday, June 17)

663,048 cases

View the state dashboard

Vaccination rates for boston residents (as of Tuesday, June 8)

779,950 total doses

372,501 fully vaccinated
(54.8% of population)

Latest vaccine report

COVID-19 updates

What you need to know:

  • The City of Boston has aligned with the state's reopening plan. All remaining COVID-19 restrictions 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 Following CDC guidance, the state’s face covering order has also been rescinded.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 also end on June 15.
  • 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.
  • Youth 12 and older in Massachusetts are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, while everyone 18 and older can receive any COVID-19 vaccine. You can sign up to get vaccinated through the state's website, or visit our website for Boston vaccination sites.
  • Boston Public Schools has an updated timeline for reopening and phasing additional students to in-person learning. We have free breakfast and lunch sites across the City for youth and teens through the Boston Eats program.
  • The Boston Public Library will reopen for limited in-person services in June. At this time, most Boston Public Library locations are available during limited hours for patrons to pick up items on hold through the BPL to Go program.
  • BCYF will increase its youth programming to align with Phase Four, Step One of 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.
  • Visit the MBTA's website for the latest public transit service updates.

Ways to stay informed

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Have questions?

Public Health Commission
Toll-Free: 1-800-847-0710
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About our response

City of Boston response

Since January, the Boston Public Health Commission and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19. BPHC and Boston EMS are trained to respond to infectious diseases. In the past, we have successfully stood up heightened awareness, monitoring and response approaches for SARS, MERS, and H1N1 flu. We will do the same for COVID-19.

BPHC is engaging in daily communications with the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), City of Boston departments and other community partners to make sure we have the latest information on guidance, best practices and recommendations. BPHC will provide updated information on this website and on our social media channels as it becomes available.

State and federal response

The state of Massachusetts is updating information about COVID-19 cases and residents subject to quarantine in Massachusetts. Visit the MDPH webpage on COVID-19 quarantine and monitoring in the Commonwealth. The CDC is tracking confirmed cases across the United States. For the latest on case counts, visit the CDC's website on COVID-19.

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