City of Cambridge Returns to Phase III, Step 1 as of Monday, February 8

The City of Cambridge announced that it is extending its rollback to a modified Phase II, Step 2 of the Commonwealth’s Reopening Massachusetts Plan for one week and will be returning to Phase III, Step 1 effective on Monday, February 8 at 12:00 a.m.

Additionally, in-person appointments at City buildings will resume the week of February 8 with appointments available on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Contactless holds pick-up at the Cambridge Public Library will also resume the week of February 8. Holds pickup will resume on Monday, February 8 at Central Square Branch and Valente Branch; Tuesday, February 9 at the Main Library; and Wednesday, February 10 at O’Neill Branch. The full schedule of hours and additional details will be posted on the library website at www.cambridgema.gov/cpl.

While City buildings will remain closed to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, City offices will be open, and many City services can be accessed online or over the telephone. A complete listing of City departments as well as contact information and instructions on how to book in-person appointments can be found at www.cambridgema.gov/hours.

Upon expiration of the City’s Temporary Emergency Order Requiring a Modified Rollback to Phase II, Step 2 of Governor Baker’s Reopening Plan in the City of Cambridge, the City will return to Phase III, Step 1 of Governor Baker’s Reopening Plan effective on Monday, February 8 at 12:00 a.m. unless further extended by subsequent order.

In accordance with Phase III, Step 1, the following sectors will be allowed to reopen in Cambridge beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021 while following all state sector specific guidelines:

  • Museums
  • Indoor historic spaces/sites
  • Movie theaters
  • Sightseeing and other organized tours
  • Indoor events spaces such as meeting rooms, ballrooms, and private party rooms
  • Indoor recreational activities such as batting cages, driving ranges, go karts, bowling alleys, rock-climbing walls

The following additional City restrictions on fitness centers will continue to apply:

  • Fitness centers and health clubs may only operate at 25% capacity and in accordance with the following requirements:
  • Locker room/changing room capacity at indoor fitness centers and health clubs shall be limited to 1 person per 200 square feet;
  • Customers of fitness centers and health clubs shall only utilize the facility for a ninety (90) minute time period, per day

The City of Cambridge will continue to take a cautious and measured approach to activities and industries permitted in Cambridge and will continue to closely monitor public health data as part of its decision-making process.

View full text of the City of Cambridge Order Extending Temporary Emergency Order Requiring a Modified Rollback to Phase II, Step 2 of Governor Baker’s Reopening Plan in the City of Cambridge that was issued on January 29, 2021.

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

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