NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: People carry plastic bags during the lunch hour in Lower Manhattan, January 15, 2019 in New York City. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to push for a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags as part of his 2019 budget, which he is scheduled to introduce in Albany on Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Beginning on October 1st, stores in Boston will be charging a fee again for the distribution of plastic bags. The ban was lifted back in March when COVID-19 first broke to try and slow the spread.

Retailers are still allowed to file for exemption to use up the last of their inventory but must provide a decreasing inventory list each month. Consumers are being advised to bring their own reusable bags and to disinfect after each use.

More details about the ban can be found HERE.