City of Cambridge Updates Two Temporary Emergency Orders

The City of Cambridge today announced it has rescinded the Temporary Emergency Order closing certain businesses in the City that went into effect on March 20, 2020, and amended the Emergency Order on Face Coverings and Masks.

Effective May 26, businesses previously ordered closed in the City’s temporary emergency order will be required to follow only the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reopening Guidelines and requirements for reopening. Impacted businesses include:

  • Tanning salons
  • Nail salons
  • Hair salons
  • Barber shops
  • Bodywork Therapy and massage establishments
  • Tattoo and body piercing parlors
  • Eyebrow threading establishments
  • Martial Arts studios
  • Group dance and group exercise activities
  • Health clubs
  • Spas
  • Gyms
  • Fitness clubs

Please check the state’s Reopening Guidelines for further information on when each of the above businesses are allowed to repoen, as that varies depending on the type of business.

The City’s Emergency Order Requiring the Use of Face Coverings and Masks has been amended to allow employees in places of business to remove their masks or cloth face coverings in circumstances where a distance of at least six feet from others will be maintained at all times, such as, when working alone in an office, room, cubicle, work station, or other location. All places of business are required to post signage at entrances to buildings informing the public that masks or cloth face coverings must be worn at all times within or about the premises. All other aspects of the order remain in effect.

Members of the public are reminded that they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members and should wear face coverings at all times while outdoors.

For more information and to sign up to receive updates on COVID-19, please visit the City’s dedicated information page: https://www.cambridgema.gov/covid19

Page was posted on 5/28/2020 2:07 PM
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