Early Closure of Businesses Order Rescinded: Effective Monday, January 25th

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito announced today changes to various advisories and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19 and reopening:

1.Stay at Home Advisory Rescinded: Effective Monday, January 25th at 5:00am, the DPH Stay at Home Advisory for the hours of 10pm – 5am is rescinded.

2.Early Closure of Businesses Order Rescinded: Effective Monday, January 25th at 5:00am, the Mandatory Early Closure of Businesses Order requiring certain businesses to close by 9:30pm will be rescinded. On Monday, January 25th at 5:00am, the following businesses and activities listed below may operate past 9:30pm:

·    Restaurants

·    Arcades & Other Indoor & Outdoor Recreation (Phase 3, Step 1 businesses only)

·    Indoor and Outdoor Events

·    Movie Theaters and Outdoor Performance Venues

·    Drive-In Movie Theaters

·    Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities

·    Golf Facilities

·    Recreational Boating and Boating Businesses (e.g. charter boats)

·    Outdoor Recreational Experiences

·    Casinos and Horse Tracks/Simulcast Facilities

·    Driving and Flight Schools

·    Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Reserves, Nature Centers

·    Close Contact Personal Services (e.g. hair and nail salons)

·    Museums/Cultural & Historical Facilities/Guided Tours

·    Gyms/Fitness Centers and Health Clubs

·    Indoor and Outdoor Pools


*Gatherings may go beyond 9:30pm

*Liquor stores and other retail establishments that sell alcohol may sell alcohol past 9:30pm; adult use cannabis retailers may also sell cannabis after 9:30pm

*Note – Phase 3, Step 2 businesses must remain fully closed

3.Temporary Capacity and Gathering Limits Extended: The 25% temporary capacity and gathering limits remain in place until 5:00 AM on Monday February 8th.


You can find further information on www.mass.gov/reopening.