• 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.
  • On Nov 6, restaurants, liquor stores and some other recreational businesses and attractions must close from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. as well. Restaurants, however, may be allowed to stay later for takeout food.