The City of Salem and its business community are working hard ensure the safety of visitors and employees. Please help keep Salem safe by following CDC guidelines and staying home if you are not feeling well, wearing a mask, and washing your hands frequently.
The City of Salem indoor mask requirement expires at midnight on November 13. While the City will not require masks be worn indoors after November 13, individual businesses have the right to require masks be worn on their premises. Massachusetts requires masks to be worn while on public and private transportation (including trains, buses, ferries, taxis, and ride shares, and while in stations) and while in healthcare settings. Find more information on the City of Salem’s COVID-19 response at salem.com/masks.
Curative, the company that operated the City of Salem’s free rapid COVID testing site in October, will continue to serve the Salem community with a free walk-up COVID testing site located in Riley Plaza starting on Monday, November 15th. The Curative testing trailer will be open six days a week, Mondays-Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.
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.
There are currently no travel restrictions for visitors entering Massachusetts, however the state recommends that people follow CDC guidelines for travel.
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.