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.