In a sudden reversal of her planned 4-month rollout, the requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination at most businesses in Boston has been lifted effective immediately, Mayor Michelle Wu announced on Friday (Feb. 18).
The change means people can go to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, fitness centers and indoor entertainment venues without proving they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks remain required in indoor public spaces.
Though no metrics were initially set on ending the mandate when first announced, conditions to meet for lifting the mandate were released ten days ago.
Boston’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate was only in effect for less than 5 weeks.