U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

City of Cambridge Rescinds Amended Temporary Emergency Construction Order

caution sign The information on this page may be outdated as it was published 3 years ago.

The City of Cambridge announced today that it has rescinded its Amended Temporary Emergency Construction Order issued on June 22, 2020. Effective May 10, 2021, all construction in the city shall comply with the City of Cambridge Face Coverings Order, all applicable Commonwealth Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces, and the protocols for Sectors Not Otherwise Addressed. Read the full text of the May 10, 2021, City of Cambridge Order Rescinding the City’s Amended Temporary Emergency Construction Order.

In March of 2020, the City instituted a Construction Moratorium due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. Working with an advisory committee, the City lifted the moratorium in June of 2020 and issued Cambridge specific construction guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of workers and the public.

Given that Cambridge is now designated as a low-risk green community by the Commonwealth with a positivity rate of 0.32%, and 62% of Cambridge residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the City is aligning its construction guidance with the Commonwealth.

As a reminder, under the city’s mask order, masks or face coverings may only be removed outside when six foot distancing is possible. Masks or face coverings are required at all times at indoor and outdoor venues and events, except when eating or drinking, and, in residential buildings of two or more units, masks are required prior to entering any common area. The City of Cambridge requires that employees of business places may remove masks or cloth face coverings only when working alone in an individual office with a door closed or when working alone in an office suite with no other individuals present. Masks must be worn at all other times in places of business.

If public health metrics justify continued safe reopening in Cambridge, the city will announce further reopening plans at www.cambridgema.gov/covid19.

Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated and are reminded that the City of Cambridge provides free daily COVID-19 testing at various sites across the city. Appointments and additional information about this program are available at www.cambridgema.gov/testing.

To stay up-to-date for the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine from the city and the state, visit www.cambridgema.gov/vaccine.

Page was posted on 5/10/2021 5:13 PM
Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 12:32 AM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement

Service Requests

Enter a service request via SeeClickFix for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc., click here