Topsfield, MA 01983
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On Feb. 25, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced its plan to move to Step 2 of Phase 3 on March 1. It also plans to reach Step 1 of Phase 4 by March 22.
At Phase 3, Step 2, the following restrictions will apply (3/1/21):
-Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons
-Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity
-Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50% and exclude employees
-Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table and 90 minute limits remain in place
At Phase 4, Step 1, the following restrictions will apply (3/22/21):
-Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks will be allowed to operate at 12% capacity after submitting a plan to the Dept of Public Health.
-Gathering limits for venues or other public settings will increase to 100 people indoors and 150 outdoors. For private residences, the limit will remain at 25 people outdoors, 10 people indoors.
-Exhibition and conventions halls may resume operation as long as they follow the gathering limits and other state protocols.
11/2: Governor Baker also signed an updated order related to face-coverings. The revised order requires all persons to wear face-coverings in all public places, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The revised order still allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but it allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. It also allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition. 5/6: Requirement. Governor Baker issued an Order effective Wednesday, May 6 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces.