Boston To Align With State Guidelines And Fully Reopen May 29

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, Boston's Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that the city will align with Massachusetts and lift all Covid restrictions on May 29.

Janey said, according to the most recent data, 58% of Boston residents have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Janey added, progress is being made across the country and she is happy with the progress Boston has made. 

"But, let me be clear, our battle against COVID is not over. Reopening our city will only work if we all continue to do our part to fight the pandemic," said Janey.

This means on May 29., all remaining Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted in the city of Boston, which includes the face covering requirement. In addition, all industries in Boston will be able to reopen and capacity will increase to 100%.

Also, gathering limits will be rescinded.

Boston was planning to fully reopen August 22 but because of improving numbers the timeline was accelerated by nearly three months.

Also, at her press conference on Monday, Janey announced the city will double its reach out efforts to get residents vaccinated. This means, the city will double its investment in the Vaccine Equity Grant Initiative.

The initiative will now provide $3 million in grants to neighborhood groups that go door to door, to bring vaccines to those in need.

"We’ve been fighting Covid-19 for over a year. After so many long months of sacrifice and fear, vaccines give us the chance to create a safer, more hopeful future," said Janey.

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