New Somerville Reopening Steps Go into Effect June 1

Additional reopening steps, beyond what was announced earlier this week, will go into effect on Tuesday, June 1. All of the newly allowed activities will be subject to regular City permitting and safety rules and sector-specific COVID-19 guidelines.

Additional changes going into effect in Somerville on June 1:
Dance floors will be allowed at private events, but facial coverings must be worn and there should be social distancing between households.
Food and drinks will be allowed with recreational activities, but they must remain in one location. This means, for example, moviegoers can have snacks and drinks at their seats during a screening or bowlers can have food at their lane.

The City of Somerville continues to monitor COVID case trends, vaccination rates, and other related data on a daily basis. As more people are vaccinated there is hope for further reopening in the near future. All persons age 16 or older are currently eligible for vaccination. For information on how to schedule an appointment, visit or call the statewide helpline at 2-1-1.

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

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