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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 02: A podium is cleaned with a Lysol wipe before a statement from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at Logan International Airport on April 02, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his son Patriots President Jonathan Kraft partnered with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to ship the N95 masks to Boston in order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker it putting in place tighter rules starting on Tuesday, August 11 to try and stave off a recent upswing in Coronavirus activity.


The main offender in the growing number of cases here in the Commonwealth is large gatherings, so those have now been halved, from 100 to a 50-person limit. This applies to both public and private spaces. Indoor gatherings are still limited to 25 people.


Restaurants and bars regulations are changing as well. In order to remain open, both are required to serve food that is prepared on-site. Patrons are required to order food if they’ll be ordering an alcoholic beverage as well.


Again, these new rules are currently in effect. NECN has more information here.