Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 4 Of Reopening Plan Monday


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Officials said Massachusetts is entering the “new normal” on Monday as the state approaches the final phase of its reopening plan.

Massachusetts is entering the first part of the fourth phase, which allows stadiums, arenas, and ballparks to open at 12% capacity.

The Bruins were supposed to be the first Boston sports team to welcome fans back, but they had to postpone their at home game due to COVID protocols.

The team plans to have a home game on Thursday, but it is still not confirmed.

The Celtics have a game scheduled at TD Garden on March 29.

Phase 4 will permit gatherings of up to 100 people inside and 150 people outside.

Along with the reopening of large venues, the state’s travel order becomes an “advisory,” so people are not required to quarantine when arriving to Massachusetts.

Outdoor dining will resume in Boston on March 22.

Mayor Marty Walsh announced in a statement restaurants in the North End must wait until April 1.

Walsh said he is “thrilled we are able to start this program even earlier” and that he looks “forward to businesses and residents taking advantage of it.”

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Written by Edyn Jensen

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