Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Salem, Massachusetts


Like communities across the Commonwealth, the country, and the world, Salem is responding to the Coronavirus outbreak. On March 10, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts and on March 15 the Governor issued an emergency order limiting gatherings to 25 individuals and prohibiting on-premises consumption of food or drink at bars and restaurants, effective until April 6. Please visit to find detailed information about Salem’s preparedness for COVID-19, business closures, ways to shop online and in person, and restaurants offering take-out or delivery options. We appreciate your support of Salem and look forward to helping you plan a visit to Salem soon.

The following businesses are currently closed: 

Access to city garages is currently open and parking meters are not being enforced until further notice.

On March 15 Governor Charlie Baker announced emergency actions to address COVID-19, including  banning in-restaurant dining and gatherings of more than 25 people for three weeks (through April 6, 2020). During this time, some of Salem’s restaurants will be open for takeout orders and to purchase gift cards, and many of Salem’s shops have online stores.

Click here for more information on Massachusetts’ response to COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19, including cases in Massachusetts, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website.

For information on the national  impact of COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or review guidance for healthy travel habits from the CDC

For information about how the City of Salem is responding to COVID-19, visit

Event Updates:

This year’s Daughters of Darkness Festival has been cancelled. For more information visit

Hamilton Hall has cancelled their remaining lectures for the season. More information is available via their Facebook page.

Easter Brunch at the Salem Waterfront Hotel has been cancelled. Visit for information on later events.

Historic New England (Phillips House) has cancelled or postponed all events and programming through April 10, 2020. For more information, visit

North Shore Music Theatre has cancelled all performances for March and April. Visit for more information.

Rockafellas is postponing select entertainment events. Visit or contact the restaurant at (978) 745-2411 to confirm entertainment before visiting.

Salem Ancestry Days has been postponed to July 31-August 3, 2020. Visit for more information.

The Salem Athenaeum is closed for the remainder of March and has cancelled all lectures, concerts, and workshops scheduled from today through the end of April are cancelled out of caution about COVID-19. For more information visit

This year’s Salem Award Celebration is postponed to a later date TBD. Visit for updates.

Salem Film Fest has been postponed and organizers plan to reschedule for a date later in the year. Visit for the latest updates.

Salem State University Performing Arts has cancelled their writers series, Jazz Collective, and performances of Much Ado About Nothing. Visit their website at for the latest event updates.

Salem Wine Imports is cancelling all tastings until further notice, however the shop is still open regular business hours and offering deliveries on orders of $50 or more. See for hours.