Mass. loosens COVID restrictions Monday; Phase 4 of reopening to begin March 22
The Baker administration on Thursday announced that the state will be moving back into Step 2 of Phase 3 of its COVID reopening plan beginning on Monday as COVID-19 metrics continue to trend in a positive direction.
The move means a number of changes for businesses and different sectors of the economy. Indoor performance venues, like concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces, can reopen at 50% capacity, with a maximum of 500 people.
Other indoor recreational activities, such as laser tag, roller skating, trampolines and obstacle courses, will be allowed to restart at 50% capacity, and capacity limits across a host of industries will increase to 50%, excluding employees in that count.
Restaurants, however, will no longer have a percent capacity limit, provided there is…