Boston is allowing gyms, museums, movie theaters, restaurants and a slew of other businesses to reopen Monday as COVID-19 cases improve and the city enters phase 3 of its reopening plan.
"While there has been some improvement in recent weeks, it's still vital that everyone remains vigilant," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a press release issued Sunday.
"Wear your masks. Avoid gatherings. Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces. Think about the simple steps you can take on a daily basis to protect yourself and your loved ones."
Businesses that can reopen include aquariums, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor gaming arcades, indoor event spaces like ballrooms, indoor historic sites, indoor recreational facilities like batting cages and bowling alleys, movie theaters, and museums. They will only be able to operate at 25% capacity.
Phase 3 is latest step of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan.
More than 1,100 people have died from COVID-19 in Boston and 52,704 have been infected, according to information from the City of Boston. Boston was averaging 415.6 positive cases per day, down from a high of 590.4 in mid-January, and the city's positivity rate was at 7.2%, down from a high of 8.9% in early January.
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