Somerville to Remain in Modified Phase 2, Step 2 of Reopenings

With high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, Somerville will remain in a modified Phase 2, Step 2 of business reopenings until further notice.

Somerville rolled back to this earlier phase of reopening on December 17.

Closed as of the end of day December 17

Indoor fitness centers and health clubs, including gyms using alternative spaces. One-on-one personal training sessions are allowed.
Indoor non-athletic instructional classes in arts, education & life sciences for persons 18 years and older
Indoor recreational and athletic facilities (except for youth 18 and under), indoor pools may remain open for all ages under pre-registration format structure limited to one person per swim lane
Indoor recreational venues with potential for low-contact (for example, ax throwing, rock-climbing, etc.)

Remaining closed or restricted (as Somerville has had existing additional phase restrictions in place)

Outdoor theaters and outdoor performance venues
Indoor theaters, arenas, and performance venues, including concert halls
Movie theaters
Indoor live theaters
Bowling facilities, arcades, and gaming spaces
Indoor event spaces (meeting rooms, ballrooms, private party rooms, social clubs)
Existing limits to pool usage remain in place


Office spaces may remain open at 25 percent capacity. Employers are strongly encouraged to allow employees to work from home as much as possible.
Indoor dining in restaurants may remain in operation with restricted bar seating. Ancillary activities such as pool tables, darts, trivia, etc. remain prohibited. Bar seating remains closed.
Existing restrictions, plans and safety plans remain in place for post-secondary, higher ed/ and vocational-tech/trade/occupational schools.
Outdoor event spaces may be used for gatherings and celebrations under the Somerville current 10-person capacity limit.
Motion picture, television and streaming production may continue to operate.

For more information and regular COVID-19 updates, visit and sign up for City alerts at We urge you to sign up for every alert method you are able to receive: phone call, text, email. Also follow and @SomervilleCity.

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