Governor Charlie Baker Announced on Monday, May 17 that Massachusetts will lift all COVID-19 restrictions on May 29 and adopt a new face covering advisory consistent with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC].
Face coverings will still be mandatory on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.
On May 29, all industries are eligible to open with all industry restrictions lifted and capacity for all industries will increase to 100%. The state will continue to encourage all industries to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.
Baker will end the State of Emergency on June 15.
Massachusetts remains on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June.
Baker also announced that effective May 18, youth and amateur sports no longer will require face coverings for athletes 18-years-old or under for outdoor sports.
Effective May 29, all youth and amateur sports restrictions are lifted.