Massachusetts Reopening News
- Indoor dining is now permitted
- BECMA, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts reports the following Massachusetts businesses will be eligible to reopen in Phase III: Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues; Museums, cultural and historical sites; Fitness centers and health clubs; Certain indoor recreational activities with low potential for contact; Professional sports teams, under the authority of league-wide rules, may hold games without spectators.
- Historic Boston, Inc. is making financial contributions to four of its community-based partners –the Urban Farming Institute, Comfort Kitchen, The Wellness Collaborative, and Black Market.
- For new July 1 quarantine guidelines for visitors coming to Massachusetts from seven neighboring states, including NY, NJ, CT, ME, NH, RI & VT. See details here.
Tourism in Boston
THE NAACP CANCELS BOSTON NATIONAL CONVENTION
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11 million people Normally visit Boston between April and September during a normal year. 2020 is not a normal year. The numbers will be off.
The Annual Boston Pops 4th of July outdoor concert and celebration has been cancelled due to Covid.19.
Boston’s largest walk-in museums have modified their visitation policy. You must pre-purchase a ticket to get in. You will move in small groups. There will be timed entry periods. Exhibits are not to be touched.
A tourist from Asia or Japan tends to spend $1,400 per person a week. 2020 international travel is down. Hotels are more empty than usual.
Staffing the restaurants has been a Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard problem. Workers make more on PUA unemployment than they do working, some business owners are matching the incomes,.
Martha’s Vineyard updates and activities can be tracked in the Vineyard Gazettee newspaper.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation website virtual tour of Boston’s African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School.
The Boston DUCK Tour is not allowed to operate until middle to late July
We are listing tour books and New England Black history books for sale.
More tour products Shop Black Boston Heritage are here.
State parks, beaches and recreational areas will be less crowd filled.
People are flocking to rural food growers with farm stands.
There is plenty to experience in rural Massachusetts where local farms, apple orchards, and maple syrup crafters would love to see you.
Scenic sightseeing routes are open to drivers.
Massachusetts growers will have plenty of food to feed your farm-to-table appetites. If you must come for a visit you will have options to entertain yourself.