City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has ordered the reopening of municipal buildings and services.
The Worcester Senior Center has reopened. The Senior Center is "mask friendly" and all visitors are reminded that, per CDC guidelines, those who are not fully vaccinated are advised to wear a mask.
City Hall and 25 Meade St., which houses Inspectional Services, Division of Public Health and Fire Prevention, will return to their regular scheduled hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Municipal Service Center at 801 Main St. will open Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitors to municipal buildings should be aware that all entrances and exits will reopen. All non-vaccinated visitors must continue to wear masks inside municipal buildings at all times (signs are posted).
To provide safer dining options for residents and support the restaurant community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Worcester has implemented a Temporary Outdoor Dining Program. The Temporary Outdoor Dining program establishes an expedited permitting process through which restaurants are able to offer expanded outdoor dining options.
Governor Charlie Baker has announced that all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted as of May 29, 2021 including the State’s mask mandate, and that the Commonwealth’s State of Emergency, declared on March 10, 2020, was lifted effective June 15, 2021. Beginning May 29, 2021 the state's mask mandate was replaced by recent CDC guidance that those who are fully vaccinated can discontinue use of face coverings indoors or outdoors, with the exception of healthcare settings, long-term care facilities, public transportation and in schools. Private businesses may impose mask regulations at their discretion. For the latest information on the status of COVID-19 and guidelines in Massachusetts, visit www.mass.gov.