Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Kim Janey announced this week the lifting of pandemic restrictions in the Commonwealth and City of Boston effective May 29. As a result, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and the Massachusetts Mutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts will again host events and meetings at full capacity over the Memorial Day Weekend. The Authority will continue to work collaboratively with customers to ensure the appropriate protocols are in place to protect the health and safety of exhibitors, guests, and our workforce.
“I want to thank Governor Baker and Mayor Janey for their continued leadership throughout the pandemic,” said David Gibbons, executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “Massachusetts has been a national leader in public health and the strategies implemented based on data have successfully led to this moment when we can safely say that it is time to get back to business and we, and our customers, are ready to go.”
The MCCA has played a key role to assist in the public health response to the pandemic. The BCEC hosted the Boston Hope Field Hospital in the Spring of 2020 during the height of the crisis. More recently, the Hynes Convention Center has been serving as a mass vaccination site administering more than 250,000 doses to the public.