More Covid Rules And Guidelines Ease In New England States

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Starting this weekend, more states across New England are easing some rules and guidelines when it comes to Covid-19. Here is the breakdown:


Starting on Saturday, out-of-staters can enter the state of Maine without having to test negative for the virus or quarantine upon arrival.

The same goes for Maine residents who travel out of state -- who are also exempt from the testing and quarantine requirements.

It comes after Maine lifted it's outdoor mask mandate on Tuesday, when people are able to adhere to social distancing.


Vermont has lifted it's outdoor mask mandate. Beginning on Saturday, people will only be required to wear a mask outside if they can not keep a six-foot distance apart from each other.

The state has also moved to it's second phase of reopening, which includes larger gathering limits.

For indoor gatherings, there can be one unvaccinated person per 100 square feet up to 150 unvaccinated people (whichever is less), plus any number of fully vaccinated people.

For outdoor gatherings, there can be 300 unvaccinated people, plus any number of fully vaccinated people.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island lifted it's outdoor mask mandate for fully vaccinated residents on Friday.

People who have had either both shots of the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccines or one shot of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine can choose to not wear a mask outdoors, except if they are in larger crowds.


Massachusetts lifted it's outdoor mask mandate on Friday for people who can adhere to social distancing.

For a full timeline of the state's reopening plan, you can learn more here.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire lifted it's statewide indoor and outdoor mask requirements last month, although some cities and towns have maintained their own mandates.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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