- Large venues (including indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas, and ballparks) currently open as part of Phase 4, Step 1 at 12% will be permitted to increase capacity to 25%.
- Some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries including amusement parks, theme parks, and outdoor water parks will be permitted to operate at a 50% capacity after submitting safety plans to the DPH.
- Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events will be permitted to take place with staggered starts after submitting safety plans to a local board of health or the DPH.
- Youth and adult amateur sports tournaments will be allowed for moderate and high-risk sports.
- Singing will be permitted indoors with strict distancing requirements at performance venues, restaurants, event venues, and other businesses.
- Gathering limits will increase to 200 people indoors and 250 people outdoors for event venues, public settings, and private settings.
- The restaurant guidance will be updated, eliminating the requirement for food to be served with alcohol, and increasing the maximum table size to 10.
- Additional Phase 4, Step 2 industries will be permitted to open including:
- Street festivals, parades, and agricultural festivals, at 50% of their previous capacity and after submitting safety plans to the local board of health.
- Bars, beer gardens, breweries, wineries, and distilleries, will be subject to restaurant rules with seated service only, a 90-minute limit, and no dance floors.
For more information on the status of reopening in New Bedford and other important news, visit New Bedford’s COVID-19 page.