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Monday, May 17, 2021

麻州5月29日起口罩解禁 各行業恢復100%營運

麻州州長查理貝克宣佈5月29日起麻州解禁。(視頻截圖)

            (Boston Orange 周菊子綜合編譯)麻州的新冠病毒(COVID-19)限制要取消啦!麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)今天宣佈,從國殤日紀念日(529)那個週末起,麻州人民可以正常生活了。615日起,麻州就脫離緊急狀態。

             529日起,各行各業都可以復工了,除了在交通系統的公共或私人場所,以及醫療機構,耆英住宅等地仍應戴口罩之外,所有限制都將取消,各行業可恢復100%營運。聚會人數限制也取消了。

             麻州政府鼓勵各行各業繼續遵循聯邦疾病防治中心的清潔消毒指導原則。

             查理貝克表示,聯邦疾病防治局上星期已放寬戴口罩規定,麻州預定6月初時,全州將有410萬人已完整注射疫苗,在各項數據看好下,麻州決定提早告訴人民好消息,二週後取消相關限制。

                麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker),副州長白莉朵(Karyn Polito)等人都強調能夠提早解禁,全靠前線工作人員及所有州民配合防疫。

             由於各地方市鎮的疫情急緩可能不同,而在地政府應更了解地方狀況,查理貝克表示,州政府將尊重各地方市鎮政府自己的決定。

             雖然戴口罩的禁令將從529日起取消,查理貝克及麻州健康及人民服務長Marylou Sudders都強調,在巴士,地鐵,火車,共乘車輛,渡輪及車站等公共交通工具及場所,以及醫療機構等公共場所,無論室內或室外,仍應戴口罩。

             還未完整注射新冠疫苗者,也仍應戴口罩。

             查理貝克表示,聯邦疾病防治中心已一再強調,完整接種了新冠病毒疫苗的人,傳播或感染病毒的機會都很低,人們應該不需要擔心。

             518日起,青少年在外戶從事體育活動,也不需要戴口罩了,529日起,所有的青少年業餘體育活動限制都將取消。州政府將於529日進一步公佈關於夏令營等指導原則。




Baker-Polito Administration to Lift COVID Restrictions May 29, State to Meet Vaccination Goal by Beginning of June

Commonwealth Will Adopt CDC Face Covering Guidance

 

BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that the Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29.

 

The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29. The Department of Public Health will issue a new face covering advisory consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Face coverings will still be mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.

 

Governor Charlie Baker will end the State of Emergency June 15.

 

The Administration also announced updates that will be effective May 18 to revise face covering requirements for youth and amateur sports and other guidance relating to childcare programs and K-12 schools. The Administration will release updated guidance for summer camps effective May 29.

 

The Administration is able to take these steps to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy because Massachusetts is on track to meet the goal set in December to fully vaccinate over 4 million individuals by the first week of June. The Commonwealth leads the nation in vaccinating residents, with 75% of adults receiving at least one dose. To date, over 4 million residents have received a first dose, with 3.2 million fully vaccinated.

 

New cases have dropped by 89% since January 8. COVID hospitalizations are down 88% since January 1 and the positive test rate is down by 88% from peaking at 8.7% on January 1 to 1% today.

 

Effective May 29

 

Effective May 29, all industries will be permitted to open. With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries. The gathering limit will be rescinded.

 

All industries will be encouraged to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.

 

On May 18, 2020, the Administration published the reopening phases, which called for ending restrictions when vaccines became widely available. Today, there are over 975 locations for Massachusetts residents to access vaccines without delay.

 

Face Covering Guidance

 

In line with updated CDC face covering guidance, the Administration will rescind the current face covering order and issue a new face covering advisory effective May 29.

 

Non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing in most settings. The advisory will also recommend fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a face covering or social distance indoors or outdoors except for in certain situations.

 

Face coverings will still be required for all individuals on public and private transportation (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), healthcare facilities and providers, congregate care settings and health and rehabilitative day services.

 

Face coverings will also remain required indoors for staff and students of K-12 schools and early education providers.

 

Link to mask guidance

 

Youth and Amateur Sports Face Covering Guidance

 

Effective May 18, the youth and amateur sports guidance will be updated to no longer require face coverings for youth athletes 18 and under while playing outdoor sports. Effective May 29, all youth and amateur sports restrictions will be lifted.

 

Link to youth sports guidance

 

K-12, Early Education and Summer Camp Guidance

 

Effective May 18, guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Early Education and Care will be updated to no longer require masks for outdoor activities like recess and to allow for the sharing of objects in classrooms, in both K-12 and childcare settings. This guidance will remain in effect beyond May 29.

 

The Administration will release updated guidance for summer camps, effective May 29, which will include no longer requiring masks for outdoor activities.

 

Link to DESE guidance

Link to EEC guidance

 

State of Emergency Order

 

Governor Baker will end the State of Emergency​ June 15, and the Administration will work with legislative and municipal partners during this period in order to manage an orderly transition from emergency measures adopted by executive order and special legislation during the period of the State of Emergency.

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