In his latest update, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the city would move back into Phase 3, Step 1 of the reopening.
Good news Bostonians! It sounds like we’ll be able to enjoy our museums, theatres and gyms again soon. During a press conference on Tuesday, January 26, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the city would be moving forward with its phased reopening.
Come Monday, February 1, Boston will move into Phase 3, Step 1 of the reopening. This means museums, theatres, gyms and other recreational facilities will be able to reopen to the public while still operating at 25% capacity.
“We’ve seen positive test rates go down in every neighborhood, which is a good sign and we’re encouraged by seeing these numbers go down a bit,” Walsh said.
However, he did also mention that the COVID-19 numbers are “still high…too high for what we where we want to be right now.”
The news comes just a few days after Governor Charlie Baker announced he would be lifting the statewide curfew on businesses and the nighttime stay-at-home advisory imposed earlier in December.
The MFA Boston recently announced it would be reopening to the public on Wednesday, February 3. Other Boston museums like the Isabella Stewart Gardner, the ICA and the Children’s Museum have yet to release a reopening date.
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