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Framingham Local Emergency Orders End Saturday May 29, 2021

May 27, 2021 (1:00 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest,Health & Fitness by News Staff
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FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Signaling the start of a return to pre-pandemic normal, yesterday local Framingham officials announced that effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 “local orders” related to COVID-19 State of Emergency are rescinded.

Framingham's local COVID-19 orders are being made consistent with orders issued by MA Governor Charlie Baker, MA Dept. of Public Health and other state agencies.

Governor Bakers stated in a press release last week that "Effective May 29, [2021] all industries will be permitted to open. With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries. The gathering limit will be rescinded."

Both Framingham and the State are scheduled to terminate the (COVID) State of Emergency on June 15, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.

Framingham "local orders" rescinded 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2021 include:

  • Restrictions on Public In-person Meetings
  • Prohibition of Certain Self-Service Food Operations, Lottery Sales, and Personal Care Services
  • Parking and Taxes related orders
  • Essential Service Operations order
  • Restaurant Seating Limits

Note, the local Framingham orders related to the Moratorium on Eviction Enforcement was rescinded with a provision that "the moratorium would remain in place for tenants against whom an eviction proceeding has been initiated and who have applied for relief under a state or federal program, and whose application is pending as of May 24, 2021."


Sources: official Press Release and Press Release

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