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Reopening Cambridge

The City of Cambridge announced that, with the Commonwealth's State of Emergency ending on June 15, 2021, and the significant improvements in public health metrics, it will align with the Commonwealth in lifting the City’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday, May 29, 2021 and will rescind its March 19, 2020 Declaration of Public Health Emergency in Cambridge effective June 15, 2021.

Current Status

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

City Administrative Offices

City of Cambridge buildings have fully reopened to walk-in access by the public during regular City business hours Monday-Friday. 

Cambridge Public Library
The Cambridge Public Library also announced its reopening plans, and will begin to reopen library branches to patrons beginning the week of June 14th:
  • The week of June 14, the Library will begin to reopen branch libraries to patrons.
  • Five branch locations (Boudreau, Central Square, Collins, O’Neill, and Valente) will transition to in-person services during the hours that they are currently open for contactless pickup.
  • More details can be found here.

Senior Centers & Council on Aging


The Cambridge Senior Center (806 Massachusetts Ave.) will begin reopening to the public on a very limited basis beginning on Tuesday, June 15th:

  • The Computer Lab will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Billiards Room, will be open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The North Cambridge Senior Center (2050 Massachusetts Ave.) will remain closed at this time.
  • More details can be found here.


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