Coronavirus Updates

If you don’t need to be out at night in the City of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh has a simple request: “don’t be.”

Boston has issued a public health advisory asking everyone who are not considered “essential” personnel, to remain at home between the hours of 9pm and 6am, starting today (April 6th).

“We have been seeing too many unnecessary trips in the evenings and social distancing problems as people order and wait for their take-out at restaurants,” Mayor Walsh said. “This stay-at-home advisory will help us plan our days, make good choices, and avoid crowded situations.”

City officials have also started to encourage everyone to wear masks when going out in public.

“Face coverings should be worn anytime someone is outside the home, including on walks or other passive recreational activities,” officials said in a statement. “It is advised that residents use a face covering, as opposed to a medical grade facemasks, in order to preserve protective equipment for health workers and those serving on the front lines in response to COVID-19.”

“There is nothing that I won’t do as Mayor of the City of Boston to protect our residents, and at this very critical time,” the Mayor said. “This is bigger than any one person – this is about the greater good of our people. Stay safe, stay inside, and let’s get through this together.”