Somerville New Activities Allowed Starting June 19

Additional activities and reopening guidelines in Phase 4, Step 2 of the State’s reopening plan will go into effect in Somerville on Saturday, June 19. Somerville will be joining Boston’s reopening schedule, which is on a three-week delay from the State’s plan. All of the newly allowed activities will be subject to regular City permitting and safety rules and the State’s sector-specific COVID-19 guidelines.

Additional changes going into effect in Somerville on June 19:
Bars and breweries may open with seated service only. Alcohol may be served without food.
Restaurant party size limits will increase to 10 people per table.
Gathering limits indoors will increase to 200 indoors and 250 outdoors for public and private events.
Festivals, including block parties, and parades may be held at 50% of 2019 capacity.
Patrons of recreation facilities, like bowling alleys, will not need to remain stationary with food and non-alcoholic beverages. Businesses must still follow State guidance on alcohol.

With these reopenings, Somerville will be in alignment with all announced state guidelines on reopening. As a reminder, the State’s face covering guidance remains in place – face coverings still must be worn in indoor public spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. The City of Somerville continues to monitor COVID case trends, vaccination rates and other related data, as well as the latest CDC and State guidance on a daily basis, and will use this information to evaluate future policy changes.

All persons age 12 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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