Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Salem, Massachusetts
Massachusetts is currently in the the process of reopening, which varies by business type and location. All of our businesses in Salem have reopened however, as you plan your visit, we recommend confirming hours and availability with individual businesses.
The state of Massachusetts has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, including indoor face mask requirements with the exceptions of public and private transportation settings and healthcare facilities. (Through May 28, masks are required while indoors and outdoors when 6 ft. of distancing is not possible.)
Masks continue to be required on public and private transportation, including on the MBTA, commuter rail, buses, ferries, airplanes, trolleys and while in rideshares (Uber and Lyft), taxis, and livery vehicles, as required by the Centers for Disease Control January 29, 2021 Order. Face coverings are also required at all times in transportation hubs, including train stations, bus stops, and airports. The requirement applies to riders and workers.
Effective May 29, 2021, businesses in Massachusetts are no longer subject to restrictions, however, they may have their own restrictions in place.
As you plan your visit to Salem, please keep the following points in mind:
- While masks are not required by the state, some businesses may have their own mask requirements. As a result, we recommend continuing to bring your mask to Salem, or checking this page for a list of shops where you may purchase one downtown.
- Some businesses are opting to keep capacity limits for the time being, so you may be recommended to make advance reservations for some experiences, or wait until capacity is available inside for others.
Please remember, all travelers are reminded to stay home if they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.
For more on planning travel to Massachusetts during this time, visit mass.gov/reopening.
Thank you for your assistance as we return to business and prepare to welcome visitors back to Salem. We look forward to seeing you soon!