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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS- APRIL 04: A view inside of an empty Italian restaurant in the North End neighborhood on April 04, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. A “stay at home” order was put into effect by Governor Charlie Baker through May 4th in an attempt to slow the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The quote from Governor Charlie Baker: “Effective this Sunday, the Commonwealth will move every community in Massachusetts back to Phase 3 Step 1.”


The rollback comes in the wake of a Coronavirus surge that began earlier this fall and has only worsened in the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday. If your memory needs refreshing, Phase 3 Step 1 includes capping capacity in most businesses at 40% and limiting outdoor gatherings to 50 people. In addition, restaurant seating drops from 10 per table to 6 per table, with a 90-minute limit for patrons. streamed the press conference here, and they also have more details on this developing story.