As more residents have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, including essential and service industry workers, the City of Somerville is moving forward with some additional modest business reopening steps starting Monday, April 5. Somerville is still reopening at a more cautious pace than the state, remaining in a modified Phase 3, Step 1 of the State’s reopening plan until further notice.
What changes go into effect on April 5?
Starting April 5, restaurants may stay open beyond 9:30 p.m. until their regularly permitted closing hours, but must remain at 25% indoor capacity.
The City will work with recreation facilities to expand their operations in ways that are safe for each business.
The Somerville Museum will be allowed to open, but must adhere to special event capacity caps in effect citywide of 10 persons indoors and 25 persons outdoors.
The City of Somerville continues to monitor COVID case, vaccination, and other related data on a daily basis. As more people are vaccinated there is hope for further reopening in the near future, but guidance from public health experts does not support further openings at this time given the recent increase in case numbers across the state.
For more information and regular COVID-19 updates, visit http://www.somervillema.gov/coronavirus and sign up for City alerts at http://www.somervillema.gov/Alerts. Community members are encouraged to sign up for every alert method: phone call, text, email. Also follow FB.com/SomervilleCity and @SomervilleCity.