One year after the coronavirus pandemic, there is no denying that everyone is eager to get out there and do some of the things we used to take for granted. But are we really ready to sit in a full restaurant eating dinner while someone sings to us? It is a riddle.
Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday that the state would move to the second step of Phase 3 on Monday, March 1, raising capacity limits and allowing musical performances in restaurants, while at the same time allowing a return of venues under ceiling at 50 percent. capacity (500 people maximum) and indoor recreational activities such as laser tags and escape rooms, also at 50 percent.
And on March 22, assuming the continued positive trends in terms of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, we will move to the first step of Phase 4, allowing fans to enter indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and arenas at 12 percent capacity. .
But some in the medical community are not thrilled with the idea, and wish Massachusetts to advance its vaccination efforts further before reopening to that point. And beyond that are the psychological hurdles: After a year of kidnapping, are even limited crowds something we’re ready to face again?
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