On Thursday, Mayor Michelle Wu said Boston is close to being able to drop its vaccine passport policy. The city has now met two of the three key metrics in order to drop the mandate of showing proof of vaccination at restaurants, gyms, and large venues.
What are the 3 key metrics?
City health officials want the COVID positivity rate at less than 5%. On Thursday, Boston is at 4.6%. Hospital ICU capacity had already met the standard earlier in the week which is 95%. The only passport policy metric left is the the seven-day hospitalization average. Mayor Wu wants it below 200 per day. Thursday it was at 236.7. Sooooo close.
Earlier this week it was announced that Massachusetts would be relaxing the indoor mask mandate for the fully vaccinated.
According to WBZ, Mayor Wu has said the indoor mask mandate will stay in place for now in Boston, even if the vaccine passport policy is dropped soon.