Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Boston
151,584 cases | 112,533 recovered
Boston Vaccination rates (as of Tuesday, January 4)
990,955 total doses
470,893 fully vaccinated
Racial data on Boston cases
MAssachusetts COVID-19 dashboard
(69.3% of population)
What you need to know:
- Starting on January 15, 2022, individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston. People working in those locations will also be required to have received their vaccines. Learn about the new policy.
- The Boston Public Health Commission is offering rapid, at-home test kits to Boston residents while supplies last. Test kits are available at pickup sites in the community. You can find a site near you on our test-kit website.
- Face masks are required in all indoor public settings in the City of Boston.
- Boston City Hall is open to the public five days a week. Appointments are no longer needed for in-person services.
- The City of Boston has aligned with the state's reopening plan. All remaining COVID-19 restrictions for businesses have been lifted.
- People ages 5-17 are now able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 18 or older, you can get any vaccine. You can sign up to get vaccinated through the state's website, or visit our website for Boston vaccination sites.
- Visit the MBTA's website for the latest public transit service updates.
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About our 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.
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.