By adamg on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 1:59pm
Somerville announced yesterday it will not be joining Boston in letting health clubs and theaters open next week.
Somerville is instead waiting until July 20 to get in sync with the state's "phase 3" reopening, which also calls for relaxing rules on how many people can gather in an outdoor event. Phase 3 went into effect in the rest of the state this past Monday.
Businesses in the Phase 3 Step 1 reopening include large indoor venues generally considered to be at high risk for viral spread without proper measures in place, such as movie theaters, cultural centers, and performance venues. Gyms, fitness centers such as yoga or spin studios, and outdoor performance venues, as well as indoor and outdoor gatherings are also included in this phase.
The Somerville Theatre has already announced it will not be reopening any time soon.