Somerville’s Phase 3 Reopening Remains on Hold


As neighboring communities are showing elevated rates of COVID according to data released from the state, Somerville’s Phase 3 Step 1 reopening will remain on hold.

Somerville is focused on mitigating community spread, reducing the chances of an unmanageable spike, and providing a safe context to open schools later in the 2020-2021 school year. Local officials will continue to review the situation in two-week intervals, with the next update coming on or before Thursday, August 27. In Somerville, indoor and outdoor gatherings also remain in Phase 2, with no more than 10 persons allowed until further notice, unless specifically permitted in city activity-specific guidelines. To provide safer options for gyms and fitness centers to offer services, the City is encouraging and supporting outdoor alternatives.

Businesses in the State’s Phase 3 Step 1 reopening include large indoor venues and activities generally considered to be at high risk for viral spread such as performance venues, movie theaters, gyms, cultural centers, and indoor gatherings. Phase 3 Health and Human Services categories opened in Somerville according to statewide plans on July 6. Phase 3 grocery store capacity limit increases also went into effect in tandem with the State on July 17. Regulations currently in place for Somerville youth and adult league sports remain the same.

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One thought on “Somerville’s Phase 3 Reopening Remains on Hold”

  1. Now we see how clueless this city is and obviously do not have the personal capable of doing their jobs. So many places in other cities are showing that they are working hard for people to be safe and it is obvious this city has no clue what the unsafe conditions are that are causing these problems. We need people in the know, not just grand standing of the mayor just to get his picture in the paper at the expense of good hard working people of Somerville who have put everything they have into a small business then get screwed over by a clueless Mayor. All this accomplishes is putting people out of business.Nothing more. People are most certainly going to the gyms in other cities. In a good safe environment I may add. IN this time you would think that maybe they could rise to the occasion and do something besides collecting checks and performing stupid things in the city instead of working on the real problems. Why do we have all these people elected to the city to work for us and collect paychecks while most people are out of work and struggling while they sit on their butt not doing anything when we need them to be working? We need a wellness check for this mayor and the council members. And also who the hell are they working for? Obviously not for the people of Somerville who pay taxes for them to be here employed.

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