Salem Haunted Happenings COVID-19 Information

March 18, 2021

Click here for COVID-19 information for visiting Salem outside of October.

Some businesses are operating with new policies, hours, and guidelines. We strongly recommend planning your visit to Salem by confirming hours and availability with individual businesses, buying tickets, and making reservations in advance wherever possible.

There is not a vaccine mandate or indoor mask mandate

On February 8 the Salem Board of Health rescinded the City’s indoor mask mandate and requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine to enter several types of businesses. For additional information, visit the News page of

Please note: All Salem businesses and public spaces are free and within their rights to establish their own voluntary safety requirements for entry by customers, staff, and the public. Those entering any establishment with its own rules and standards for service should continue to follow those rules and respect the business owners, their employees, and fellow customers.

To see more information about masks regulations in Salem Massachusetts click HERE 

Covid Testing at Riley Plaza, Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 am to 4pm, Saturdays, 8:30am to 1:00pm

Curative, the company that operated the City of Salem’s free rapid COVID testing site last October, will continue to serve the Salem community with a walk-up COVID testing site located in Riley Plaza. The Curative testing trailer offers no out of pocket cost covid testing.  Please bring your health insurance card and ID.  No insurance, no problem. Testing at this site is self-collected PCR testing, with results returned within 24-48 hours. The Curative team of local employees look forward to serving the Salem community with easily accessible testing to enhance the testing already available in Salem.  Visit to register in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, too.

Capacity Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions on capacity in Massachusetts, unless set by individual businesses. Confirm capacity limits and reservation requirements with individual businesses ahead of your visit.

Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for visitors entering Massachusetts, however the state recommends that people follow CDC guidelines for travel.

October 2022

If anything changes for October 2022, we will update this page. Prior to travel, please confirm hours and availability with individual businesses, and note that online reservations are recommended and may still be required in some locations.

For more information on visiting Salem prior to October, visit