Massachusetts Restricts Business and Venue Capacities Effective December 26, 2020
On December 22, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 59, which temporarily limits statewide occupancy capacities at certain indoor and outdoor facilities. These restrictions are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 and begin December 26th at midnight and will expire at noon on January 10, 2021 unless further extended. To read the Governor’s order, please click here.
Restaurants: Both indoor and outdoor restaurant dining remain permitted, but are limited to 25% of seating capacity. This 25% limitation applies separately to indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Workers and staff are excluded from the occupancy count.
Retail: All retail businesses are limited to 25% of capacity, and workers and staff are excluded from the occupancy count.
Hotels: Hotels and other lodgings are limited to 25% of capacity in common areas only.
Events and gatherings: Indoor and outdoor events are limited to a maximum of 10 persons indoors and 25 persons outdoors. Workers and staff are excluded from the occupancy count. This applies to public event venues and private homes.
COVID-19 Order No. 59 also includes capacity restrictions for non-hospitality sectors and businesses. Please refer to Order No. 59 for more information.