Cambridge Remains In Phase 3, Step 2 Of Reopening Plan As State Advances


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Cambridge announced Monday it will not enter Phase 4, Step 1 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan. The city will remain in Step 3, Phase 2 until further notice.

The state entered Phase 4, Step 1 on Monday. This means ball parks, stadiums, and arenas are allowed to open at 12% capacity. Gathering limits for event venues and public settings has increased to 100 people indoors and 150 people outdoors.

Additionally, the state’s travel order was replaced with a travel advisory on Monday. Travelers entering Massachusetts are advised to quarantine for 10 days.

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However, Cambridge said it will restrict gathering limits for event venues and in public settings to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. It has also extended its ban on city-sponsored community events, events permitted for use of the city parks, and other city-sponsored public gatherings through May 31.

“If public health data trends shift, the City will reevaluate Cambridge’s reopening status, just as we have done throughout the pandemic,” City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said. “The City’s conservative approach to its phased reopening balances our efforts to minimize the public health impacts of COVID-19 with providing vital support to our residents and local business.”

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