Capacity Limits On Some Businesses Return To 40 Percent Feb. 8

Filed Under: COVID-19 Resource Center, Other News

As of Monday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m., the following businesses will return to 40 percent capacity, as COVID-19 cases continue a downward trend.

The previous 25 percent capacity limit had been in place since December.

  • Arcades and Recreational Businesses
  • Driving and Flight Schools
  • Gyms/Health Clubs
  •  Libraries
  •  Museums
  •  Retail
  •  Offices
  • Places of Worship
  • Lodging (common areas)
  • Golf (indoor areas)
  • Movie theaters (no more than 50 people per theater)
  • Restaurants will now be limited to 40 percent of their seated capacity, but as under the 25 percent capacity rule, employees will not count toward the limit
  • Close Contact Personal Services will now be limited to 40 percent capacity, but as under the 25 percent capacity rule, employees will be not count toward the limit
  • A limit of five people per 1,000-square-feet applies for smaller businesses without an available fire occupancy capacity
  • There continues to be zero capacity limits on manufacturing, construction, and laboratories—these sectors have never had capacity limits.

Source: mass.gov.

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