City of Cambridge Shares Reopening Details and Timeline for Welcoming Residents Back to City Buildings

With the Commonwealth's State of Emergency ending on June 15, 2021, the City will begin welcoming residents back in administrative buildings without appointments on Tuesday, June 15th.

Timeline 

The City of Cambridge anticipates the following reopening timeline over the coming weeks to welcome residents back to City buildings:

  • Tuesday, June 15:
    • Walk-in access by the public without appointments at City buildings begins on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    • In-person public appointments will continue to be offered Monday-Friday.
  • Tuesday, June 22:
    • Walk-in access by the public without appointments at City buildings begins on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • In-person public appointments will continue to be offered Monday-Friday.
  • Tuesday, June 29:
    • Walk-in access by the public without appointments at City buildings expands to Tuesday-Friday.
    • In-person public appointments will continue to be offered Monday-Friday.
  • Monday, July 12:
    • City buildings fully reopen to walk-in access by the public during regular City business hours Monday-Friday.
    • In-person public appointments will continue to be offered on department-specific schedules.
The Cambridge Public Library also announced its reopening plans, and will begin to reopen library branches to patrons beginning the week of June 14th. More details can be found here.

Face Masks & City Building Practices

Effective May 29, the City of Cambridge is following the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's new face-covering advisory consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) updated guidance.

Beginning Tuesday, June 15, residents and staff will be strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks and to follow the Massachusetts and CDC recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, but they will no longer be required in City buildings.  

The City of Cambridge and Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for Cambridge residents 4 days per week with modified hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June. Appointments and additional information about the testing program are available at www.cambridgema.gov/testing.

All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated. The City’s COVID-19 testing sites will also offer COVID-19 vaccinations for the month of June, while supplies last. These sites will only be using the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine, so you will not need to return for a second shot. You do not need an appointment for a vaccination.  

For more information and regular COVID-19 updates, visit www.cambridgema.gov/covid19 to sign up for daily City email updates.

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