Effective August 5, 2021
In an Emergency Nantucket Board of Health Meeting held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 an indoor mask mandate was passed. This is in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations caused by the Delta Variant.
Customers and staff are required to wear masks inside businesses, clubs, retail stores, restaurants, bars, performance venues, social clubs, event spaces, places of worship and municipal buildings.
Face coverings at restaurants and bars can only be removed by seated customers. Patrons must also be masked while on indoor dance floors. The mask order does not apply to performers who maintain at least six feet of distance.
Failure to comply with this mandate could result in a fine of up to $300.
Effective on May 29, 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- The gathering limit will be rescinded.
- All industries will be encouraged to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.
Effective Monday, March 22, the Massachusetts Travel Order will be replaced with a Travel Advisory.
The new travel advisory will urge all persons entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival if they have been out of the state for 24 hours or more.
The advisory does not apply to anyone in the following categories:
- Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after an absence of fewer than 24 hours.
- Travelers who have a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts.
- Workers who enter Massachusetts to perform critical infrastructure functions (as specified by the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) while they are commuting to or from or while at work.
- Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago and who do not have symptoms).
Travelers are additionally encouraged to consult and follow the CDC’s guidelines and requirements for travel.
• Links to Massachusetts Corona Virus rules and procedures and Nantucket’s are below that will provide up-to-date information for your traveling needs.