Boston Lifts Vaccine Mandate

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Friday, February 18th:  Mayor Wu and her team have lifted the proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement to enter indoor venues (such as restaurants, bars, and gyms). City officials said that vaccine mandate would be dropped when Boston was able to meet three conditions: fewer than 200 COVID-19 hospitalizations a day, the 7-day community positivity rate is below 5 percent, and there is an intensive care bed occupancy rate of less than 95%. Some restaurants might keep their vaccination mandates in place, so make sure to call ahead or bring your vaccination card along with you just in case.


Friday, January 14th: With the surge of Omicron still in full force and winter compelling most people inside once more, Mayor Michelle Wu and team announced that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues starting in Boston Saturday, January 15th. Similar to other cities (such as New York, Chicago, Washington D.C.), if you are 12+ you will have to show proof that you’ve had at least one shot if you wish to dine, exercise or attend an event inside (children ages 5-11 must have proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Tuesday, February 15th). The mandate also requires that city employees need to be vaccinated by the same deadline as well.

Make sure to carry your card (in a ziplock bag for safe keeping), have a photo of your offical immunization card or upload it to any COVID vaccine verification app including the new “B Together” app (which goes live on Saturday as well). See the City of Boston website for more information on the mandate, info for individuals and businesses, and where to get vaccinated. Help continue to keep the hard-working and resilient family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy and help continue to keep the community strong.

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