COVID-19 – City of Boston Update 5-16-2020
- A study to evaluate community exposure to COVID-19 through a representative sampling of asymptomatic Boston residents resulted in 9.9% testing positive for antibodies and 2.6% of currently asymptomatic individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Learn more about the study.
- Parades and festivals will not take place in the City of Boston this summer, up to and including Labor Day on September 7, 2020.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- All Massachusetts residents must wear a mask in public places when it is not possible to maintain proper social distance.
- Governor Baker extended the state’s limit on gatherings and the closure of non-essential businesses until May 18. A stay-at-home advisory remains in effect.
- K-12 schools in Massachusetts and non-emergency childcare programs are closed through the end of the school year. We have free breakfast and lunch sites across the City for youth and teens.
- A Public Health Advisory for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day has been extended until May 18. Strict measures are in place for Boston residents.
- City parks with recreational sports areas are closed, along with playgrounds and tot lots.
- City Hall will only be open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need to visit City Hall for essential services, you must make an appointment.
- All Boston Public Library locations and Boston Centers for Youth & Families pools, gyms, and fitness centers are closed.
- The City has suspended all regular activity at construction sites
- The MBTA has reduced its services.
For more recent City of Boston updates, view our COVID-19 timeline.
BOSTON (AS OF FRIDAY, MAY 15)
11,527 CASES | 4,279 RECOVERED
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