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In anticipation of Governor Charlie Baker’s press conference this afternoon, his office has released these details, which we’re sharing via CBS Boston.

 

Effective this Friday, April 30:

  • Masks will only be required outdoors when it’s not possible to maintain social distance
  • Face coverings will still be required in indoor public places at all times and at indoor and outdoor events

 

Effective Monday, May 10:

  • Large venues can increase capacity from 12% to 25%
  • Amusement parks can operate at 50% capacity
  • Road races and youth and adult tournaments for low- and moderate-risk sports will be permitted
  • Singing will be permitted indoors with strict distancing requirements

 

Effective Saturday, May 29:

  • Gathering limits will increase from 200 to 250 people
  • Street festivals and parades will be permitted to operate at 50% capacity
  • Bars, breweries, beer gardens, distilleries and the like will be subject to restaurant rules
  • Restaurant rules will be updated to eliminate food service requirement for alcohol consumption

 

On August 1, all restrictions will be lifted and capacities across the board will increase to 100%. These plans, of course, are subject to reevaluation pending public health data. But still: there is hope.