NBA: Good News for Boston Celtics, Massachusetts Eases Back on Covid-19 Restrictions

NBA: The Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Bruins can welcome more fans from Monday as Massachusetts proceeds to loosen constraints pointed at preventing…

NBA: The Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Bruins can welcome more fans from Monday as Massachusetts proceeds to loosen constraints pointed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas, and ballparks, which had been restricted to 12% capacity, are now permitted to expand the volume to 25%.

Amusement parks, theme parks, and outdoor water parks are also allotted to welcome more visitors, up to 50% capacity, only if they have a safety plan supported by the state Department of Public Health.

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Road races and other outdoor organized amateur or professional sporting events can also resume.

Supermarkets and other retailers are now no longer required to maintain special hours for seniors and singing is now allowed indoors with strict distancing requirements in place.

Constraints are being eased as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Sunday, more than 2.9 million people in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated, according to the health department.

To make getting a shot easier, the state will allow walk-up vaccinations at six mass vaccination sites.

Boston Celtics in the NBA 2020-21 Season

As it stands, Sunday’s loss against the Heat left Boston with an 81 percent chance of being in the play-in tournament.

The race for spots 4-6 in the East, however, is complicated. New York is a game in front of Miami and Atlanta in the East standings after the Knicks edged the Clippers on Sunday. And the tiebreaker scenarios only add to the complication.

New York holds the tiebreaker edge over Atlanta, Atlanta has the tiebreaker over Miami and Miami holds the tiebreaker over New York.

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