• On March 1, the state will return to Phase 3, Step 2 of reopening, allowing restaurants, bars and other businesses to increase operating capacity to 40%. For businesses without a recorded capacity allowance, the limit will rise to eight people per 1000 feet.
  • The Governor said capacity limits to restaurants, and other retail spaces will increase to 40% at 5 a.m. February 8. For businesses without a specified capacity allowance, the limit will rise to eight people per 1,000 feet.
  • A 9:30 p.m. curfew on businesses and the state’s stay-at-home advisory expired on February 1. Businesses can now stay open later, though 25% capacity restrictions remain in place.
  • Effective December 26, the state placed new restrictions on bars and restaurants, limiting capacity to 25%. The order was originally set to last until January 10. These restrictions were extended through January 24.
  • Massachusetts moved back to phase three, the first step of reopening, on December 13. Restaurant seating is limited, and each party is limited to a six-person party limit and a 90-minute stay. A mask mandate remains in effect.