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The City of Brockton reminds residents of the Governor's orders to wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 Daily Dashboard
Last Updated: 07/23/2022
Latest COVID-19 News Updates
- Latest Reopening Guidelines as of May 24, 2021 Latest Reopening Guidelines: The Baker-Polito Administration reopening guidelines have been adjusted due to the recent announcement to lift COVID-19 restrictions on May 29th. 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. Effective on May 29, all industries will… Read More
- Baker-Polito Administration announces latest reopening guidelines The Baker-Polito Administration announced new reopening guidelines to support the ongoing COVID-19 response. -Effective Friday, April 30th, no masks outside in most settings. -Effective May 10th, amusement and water parks can open at 50% capacity. Road races, other organized athletics… Read More
- Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update from MDPH, April 15th, 2021 The Massachusetts Department of Health Immunization Division has released the following recommendations for the public regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 1. If you have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness… Read More
- COVID-19 Update, February 26th, 2021 Today, Governor Baker announced that effective March 1st, the Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 2 of the reopening plan. This will allow indoor performance venues, such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces, and indoor recreational… Read More
Executive Orders and Announcements
February 26th, 2021
Massachusetts moving to Phase 3, Step 2
Today, Governor Baker announced that effective March 1st, the Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 2 of the reopening plan. This will allow indoor performance venues, such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces, and indoor recreational activities to reopen and capacity limits across all sectors will increase to 50 percent excluding employees. For more information, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts.
February 4th, 2021
Indoor business capacity increased
Today, Governor Baker announced that effective February 8th at 5:00 AM, businesses that are currently open and operating at 25% capacity can increase their indoor capacity to 40%. The Commonwealth will remain in Phase 3, Step 1 of the reopening plan. For more information, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts
January 21st, 2021
Businesses open past 9:30pm
Effective January 25th at 5:00 AM, the Baker-Polito Administration has announced that businesses that are currently open under Reopening Plan Phase 3, Step 1 may now stay open past 9:30 PM. Capacity limits remain the same. This guidance will be reevaluated on February 8th.
January 7th, 2021
Massachusetts to remain in Phase 3, Step 1
The Baker- Polito Administration announced today that Massachusetts will remain in Reopening Phase 3, Step 1 with special capacity limits until at least January 24th. This change represents a two week extension of the December 26th order. For a description of current guidelines and limits, please read below.
Current State Guidance:
Effective December 26th, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all gatherings to limit the number of people in attendance to 10 for indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings. They additionally ordered that most businesses reduce indoor capacity to 25%. This includes indoor restaurant seating, retail businesses, and offices. For sector-specific guidance, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/.../temporary-capacity-and-gathering.... These restrictions will remain in effect until January 24, 2021
January 4, 2021
December 14 Order Lifted:
On Wednesday, January 6th, at 11:59 PM, the City of Brockton Executive Order dated December 14th will be lifted. This means that the City will follow all Massachusetts reopening guidelines on COVID-19. While spaces like gyms, museums, and recreation facilities can reopen, they cannot exceed 25% indoor capacity.
Current State Guidance:
Effective December 26th, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all gatherings to limit the number of people in attendance to 10 for indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings. They additionally ordered that most businesses reduce indoor capacity to 25%. This includes indoor restaurant seating, retail businesses, and offices. For sector-specific guidance, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/temporary-capacity-and-gathering-limits. These restrictions will remain in effect until January 10, 2021.
Attention Brockton Small Businesses: Grant Assistance Available for Small Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19, Applications Open December 31st
The Sector-Specific Relief Grant Program for Massachusetts Businesses will open on December 31st for grant applications from small businesses suffering from COVID-19 related losses. Small businesses can apply to receive grants up to $75,000, but awards may not exceed more than three months of operating expenses. $668 Million in funds have been allocated to small business relief in Massachusetts from the federal government and from the Commonwealth’s own reserves.
The first round of grant funding will be dispersed to businesses that have already applied for support. Applications open on December 31st, 2020 at noon for the next funding cycle. Applications will close on January 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation will be responsible for accepting the grant applications.
The grant application, instructions, and business eligibility requirements can be found at: https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/covid-19-response/sector-specific-relief-grant-program-massachusetts-businesses
December 23rd, 2020:
Baker-Polito Administration Announce Additional Restrictions:
Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced additional restrictions to address the COVID-19 surge. Effective December 26th, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all gatherings to limit the number of people in attendance to 10 for indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings. They additionally ordered that most businesses reduce indoor capacity to 25%. This includes indoor restaurant seating, retail businesses, and offices. This page on Mass.gov provides sector-specific guidance. These restrictions will remain in effect until January 10, 2021.
Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that $668 Million in small business relief funds have been allocated to Massachusetts from the federal government. Grants of $75,000 have been made available to small businesses. The first round of grant funding will be dispersed to businesses that have already applied for support. Applications will reopen on December 31st, 2020 for the next funding cycle. For more information or to watch the full announcements, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/governor-updates.
December 14, 2020
Brockton returns to Phase Two, Step Two Restrictions:
Out of an abundance of caution, Mayor Robert F. Sullivan has issued an Executive Order dated December 14, 2020 that will return the City of Brockton to Phase Two, Step Two guidance on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 for a three week period.
This change in reopening guidance will necessitate the closure of indoor gyms, museums, event spaces, theaters, arcades, and recreational facilities. The decision to step back to Phase 2.2 was made in accordance with numerous conversations with other Mayors throughout the Commonwealth and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Several other cities in Massachusetts are rolling back to Phase 2.2 in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth.
- Indoor fitness centers and health clubs, including gyms using alternative spaces (one-on-one personal training sessions are allowed)
- Movie theaters
- Indoor recreational and athletic facilities (except for youth 18 and under). This does not apply to collegiate or professional sports. Collegiate sports teams in the City of Brockton may continue to use indoor recreational facilities and fitness centers.
- Indoor pools may remain open for all ages under pre-registration format structure limited to one person per swim lane.
- Indoor recreational venues with potential for low-contact (batting cases, driving ranges, bowling alleys, rock-climbing)
- Sightseeing and other organized tours
- Indoor historical spaces & sites
- Indoor event spaces (meeting rooms, ballrooms, private party rooms, social clubs)
- Private social clubs may continue to operate, if they serve food, consistent with restaurant guidance.
For full details please visit the Commonwealth's COVID-19 Reopening Information page:
City buildings will also be closed to the public starting on December 7, 2020. The public will still be able to access City buildings by appointment. Further details on the closures can be found here.
August 21, 2020
City Curfew Announced
Due to Brockton's designation as a "higher risk" community, effective tomorrow Saturday August 22, Mayor Robert F. Sullivan has ordered a Citywide curfew for all residents and visitors between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am with exceptions for essential travel.
Mayor Sullivan has also created a City COVID-19 Enforcement team of public health and public safety officials to combat the spread of COVID-19 and alert individuals as to the urgency of health and safety precautions and has issued protocols for fines for violations of city and state orders.
PPE is Crucial to Stopping the Spread of COVID-19
This Public Service Announcement video is very informative and it is stated in multiple languages for our City residents. The purpose is to explain certain protocols during the COVID-19 health crisis.
- Haitian Creole begins at 0:13
- Cape Verdean Creole begins at 0:53
- Spanish begins at 1:43
- English begins at 2:28
Brockton Restaurant Reopening
Pursuant to the Governor's June 2, 2020 Order No. 35, the City of Brockton is accepting applications for the temporary extension of restaurants to provide for outdoor table service. Once reviewed and approved by the City’s Outdoor Dining Advisory Board, which is made up of representatives from the City’s planning, public safety, and inspectional departments, restaurants will be able to offer expanded outdoor dining options under Phase II of the Commonwealth's reopening plan. This expedited application process will significantly decrease the timeframe for extending existing restaurants into outdoor spaces.
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We want remind residents of the Governor’s orders to wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces especially where social distancing is not possible. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.