Following State guidelines, the City of Boston will lift all COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday, May 29, according to Mayor Janey.
Good news Bostonians, it looks like the city’s definite move back to normal is near. On Monday, May 17, Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that in alignment with state guidelines, Boston would be lifting all COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday, May 29.
“There is good news to share in Boston’s fight against COVID-19,” Janey said during the press briefing. “According to the most recent data, 58 percent of Boston residents have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. We are making progress all across our city, from Roxbury to Roslindale, East Boston to West Roxbury, Boston residents are getting their shot at rates that outpace the rest of the country.”
Because of Boston’s progress, I am making the decision to align with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and lift COVID restrictions on May 29.
— Kim Janey (@MayorKimJaney) May 17, 2021
Janey credited Boston’s multi-faceted vaccination system for getting much of the population covered successfully. “I want everyone to know that COVID data trends in Boston continue to move in the right direction. We have the lowest numbers of active cases since we began tracking over a year ago, in April of 2020. This is because of the efforts Boston residents have made together. … I want to congratulate the more than 391,000 Boston residents who have already been vaccinated with at least one shot.”
Earlier the same day Governor Charlie Baker announced that thanks to rising vaccination rates and low infection, Massachusetts would be lifting all restrictions next Friday. “The Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29.”
But while Boston moves one step closer to returning to complete normalcy, Janey cautioned the City’s fight against coronavirus isn’t over yet and that Bostonians must keep working together to keep the city open. “Our battle against COVID is not over. Reopening our city will only work if we all continue to do our part to fight the pandemic.”
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