Massachusetts Will Enter Phase 4, Step 1 Of Reopening Plan On Monday


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts will enter Phase 4, Step 1 of its reopening plan on Monday, March 22. On top of this, the state's travel order will be replaced with a travel advisory.

That means indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas, and ball parks will be allowed to reopen at a strict 12% capacity limit.

Gathering limits for event venues and in public settings will increase to 100 people indoors and 150 people outdoors. Outdoor gatherings in private residences and backyards will remain limited to 25 people. Dance floors will also be allowed at weddings and other events starting on Monday.

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Overnight summer camps will also be allowed to operate this summer. Exhibition and convention halls will also be allowed to open with gathering limits and event protocols in place.

Gov. Baker also announced that the state’s travel order will be replaced with a travel advisory on Monday. People entering Massachusetts will be advised to quarantine for 10 days.

The advisory does not apply to anyone who is out of state for less than a day, travelers that test negative for COVID-19 up to 72 hours before arriving, anyone who is fully vaccinated, or workers who enter the state to perform critical infrastructure functions.

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