See current updates on rules for travel, quarantine, and service, with links, for each New England state.
Phase 2 reopening begins June 17:
Hotels — For guests with reservations only.
Restaurants — Outdoor and indoor spaces; bars may not open.
Amusement parks — Outdoor facilities only; 25 percent capacity.
Museums, zoos, aquariums — Outdoor and indoor exhibits may open at 50 percent capacity.
Outdoor events — Outdoor arts and entertainment events at limited capacity.
Indoor recreation Bowling, movie theatres, etc. Up to 50 percent capacity.
Personal services — Day spa, estheticians, floating, piercing, spa, tanning, tattoo, waxing, massage therapy, nail technicians, and eyelash technicians open at up to 50 percent capacity by appointment only, with waiting rooms closed. Services that require a customer to remove a mask cannot be performed in Phase 2.
Sports and fitness facilities — Gyms, fitness centers, pools, etc. Outdoor fields will be limited to two teams, officials, and a few family members. Indoor sporting events will be limited to 50 percent of building capacity or 25 people (whichever is smaller) per field, court, pool, rink, etc.
Travel. Beginning June 12, residents of Vermont and New Hampshire may travel to Maine with no quarantine requirement and no COVID testing required.
Beginning July 1, visitors from all other states may come to Maine and stay in commercial lodging establishments if they either (1) quarantine for 14 days in Maine at a non-commercial lodging establishment OR (2) sign a certificate of compliance stating that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival in Maine, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. Travelers are encouraged to get tested in their home states, but they may be tested in Maine without an order from a health care provider.
Restaurants. As of June 1, outdoor service is allowed at restaurants in York, Cumberland, Androscoggin counties. Dine-in and outdoor service are allowed in Penobscot County. Since May 18, dine-in and outdoor service has been allowed in Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties.
Beginning with Phase 2 on June 1, the following places and activities are open: All retail, campground and RV parks, day camps and summer recreation, coastal state parks, with some services, community sports, charter boats, nail and tanning salons, gyms and fitness centers.
Massachusetts began Phase 2 on June 8. Reopenings include:
Hotels and hotels will be allowed to open but under a series of conditions. They may not host events, functions or meetings. They may not host events, functions or meetings. Massachusetts travel information.
Retail stores, at 40 percent of maximum capacity. Face coverings must be worn.
Outdoor athletic facilities will open for youth and adult activities. Indoor athletic facilities will reopen only for sports camps for children under the age of 18. Locker rooms will remain closed.
Yoga, tai chi and outdoor workout classes where people do not share equipment or have physical contact are permitted.
Walking and biking on rail trails and yoga in the park are allowed with visitors maintaining a 6-foot distance.
Outdoor recreation including pools, playgrounds and driving ranges.
Picnics and grill areas may open.
Dog parks, with no shared water dishes, toys and other items
Spray parks and playgrounds are open with face coverings or masks.
All outdoor public and semi-public (membership) pools may open at 40 percent capacity with indoor facilities only for supervised youth sports leagues and summer sports camps for participants under 18 years old.
Sports teams, from professional to local youth leagues, can begin practicing. No games or public admission are allowed.
Day camps and childcare facilities can open but this does not include overnight camps.
Still Closed: These close-contact services will still remain closed: Hot tubs and whirlpools, hair removal and replacement, nail care, skin care, massage therapy, makeup salons and makeup application services, tanning salons, tattoo and piercing services, personal training, with restrictions.
Effective June 1 2020, New Hampshire lodgings may accept overnight reservations from New Hampshire residents and out of state visitors who have self-quarantined at their own homes for 14 days before entering New Hampshire. Reservations may be accepted by phone, online, or in person. Guest check in may commence on Friday, June 5. Lodgings include hotels, motels, B&Bs, cabin sommunities and similar accommodations open to the public, including short-term rentals. New Hampshire lodging rules.
Most New Hampshire state parks and coastal beaches are open, but restrooms and visitors centers are not generally open. Parking lots and restrooms for the inland beaches are not open. At beaches that are accessible by foot, use of the beach is restricted to transient activities (walking, jogging). Swimming and sitting on the beach are prohibited.
On May 18, New Hampshire restaurants re-opened for limited dining in outdoors areas, such as patios and decks. Some restaurants continue to offer take-out and delivery of food.
Also open: retail stores; yard sales; barbers and hair salons; golf courses; driving ranges; mini-golf; drive-in movie theaters; biking, canoe and kayak rentals; outdoor shooting ranges; small fishing charters; paintball; equestrian facilities; outdoor guiding services for fishing, hunting, and hiking; amateur and youth sports.
Phase 2 of Rhode Island’s reopening began June 1. Rhode Island reopening overview
Rhode Island requires a 14-day quarantine only by people entering RI from states in lockdown. Lockdown status in all states.
As of June 1 all state parks and saltwater beaches are open. The state recommends that people buy resident, non-resident and senior season beach passes online at online this summer. RI Department of Environmental Management
Starting on June 1, restaurants may offer indoor dining, at smaller capacity and with social distancing practices in place. Outdoor dining on patios and decks was allowed starting in late May.
Social gatherings may include up to 15 people.
Golf courses, gyms, fitness centers, hair salons, barber shops and personal services like massage may reopen by appointment only, with restrictions.
Malls are open with restrictions. Noncritical retailers may allow more customers into stores.
Outdoor entertainment and recreation facilities will be allowed to open on a limited basis.
Bar seating is permitted at restaurants if there is a physical barrier separating customers from the bar space.
Twin River casino is expected to reopen by invitation only on June 8.
Drive-ins are open with online ticket sales and concession purchases delivered to vehicles.
Some libraries have started offering curbside pick-up.
Places of worship are open at 25 percent capacity.
Youth sports can resume with a maximum of 15 people, but games against other groups are not allowed.
RIPTA buses may carry no more than 15 passengers.
Starting June 8, Vermonters may travel outside of Vermont to counties across New England and New York that have a similar active COVID-19 caseload to Vermont and return without quarantining if they do so in a personal vehicle. ( See map of counties and caseloads )
Similarly, residents of other states who live in counties across New England and New York that have a similar active COVID-19 caseload to Vermont may enter the state for leisure travel without quarantining.
These rules apply to any county with fewer than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents.
Residents from a non-quarantine county (fewer than 400 cases) may travel to Vermont without quarantine restrictions if they travel directly to Vermont in their personal vehicle. This includes overnight travel, commuting for work, leisure visits and recreation.
Travelers must register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.
Travelers, including Vermonters, that visit or are from a quarantine county must still quarantine for 14 days upon entrance into Vermont or quarantine for at least seven days upon entrance into Vermont and receive a negative COVID-19 test.
Quarantine rules effective June 15: Out-of-state travelers may complete either: (1) a 14-day quarantine; or (2) a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions if they drive directly from their home via their personal vehicle.
Out-of-state travelers may complete either: (1) a 14-day quarantine; or (2) a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in a Vermont lodging establishment regardless of destination origin or manner of travel. Travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site.
After July 1, the State of Vermont plans to re-evaluate these criteria.
Vermont state parks and forests may be used for solitary walking and hiking at this time, provided social distancing is used.
Effective May 22, limited resumption of restaurant and bar operations is allowed. Serving of alcoholic beverages is allowed. Restaurants can continue take-out, curbside and delivery services.
Most retail businesses must suspend in-person customer-facing operations. Retailers, including those that operate in an outdoor setting, may conduct limited operations such as curbside pick-up and delivery services.