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Local Businesses & Centers Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19

In attempts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep North End/Waterfront community members safe, many local businesses and centers have announced temporarily closures.

The following list, sorted alphabetically, was last updated Tuesday morning (March 17). Visit for the latest information. If you know of other closures that should be added, please contact us or write it in the comments section below.

**Updated: ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center will be closed until further notice. Please call ABCD’s central office at 617-348-6559 for assistance.

**Updated: Boston Athenaeum will close at 11:30 a.m. on March 12 with plans to reopen on Monday, April 7. This extends the Athenaeum’s initial closure announcement that was through March 16.

**NEW: Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) – Effective Tuesday, March 17, the BCYF Nazzaro Center in the North End will be designated as a meal distribution site ONLY. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on weekdays, closed on weekends. All programming has been suspended indefinitely which includes: no drop in services; no after school programming; no senior programming; no gym and/or weight room access. All regularly scheduled programs, meetings, rentals, etc. have been suspended.

**NEW: Boston Community Collaborative classes have been suspended until further notice.

Boston by Foot Public Tours are cancelled through April 30.

Boston Public Libraries will be closed as of 6 p.m. March 16 until further notice.

**NEW: Boston National Historic Parks (NHP), including Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill Monument, and Bunker Hill Museum, are closed as of March 16.

Chase Bank at 48 Salem Street is operating under reduced hours of 9:30 a.m.  – 4 p.m.

Dante Alighieri Society has cancelled all upcoming cultural events until further notice.

**Updated: Eliot K-8 Innovation School is closed beginning March 12 until April 27. This extends the schools’ original closure that was until March 19.

I AM Books, located at 189 North Street, is closed beginning March 12 with plans to reopen on March 27. All events through April have been cancelled.

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will close March 12 at 6 p.m. and remain closed for up to 30 days.

Museum of Science is cancelling all visits and events, including public admissions and programming, through April 3, 2020.

**Updated: North Bennet Street School is closed through April 7. This includes all classes and events.

New England Aquarium will be closed beginning Friday March 13 for a minimum of three weeks, which is April 3, 2020. This includes all events and educational programming.

**Updated: North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is suspending all classes and lessons until Monday, April 27. This extends NEMPAC’s initial closure announcement that was through March 20. NEMPAC is moving all remaining winter classes and the beginning of the spring session online. Upcoming events are currently postponed, including the NEMPAC Performathon, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, and the Music Theatre Troupe production of Disney’s Frozen scheduled for May 15 and 16. These events will be rescheduled.

Old State House and Old South Meeting House, both under the direction of Revolutionary Spaces, will be closed beginning March 13 until further notice.

Old North Church has suspended all worship and parish gatherings until further notice. The Old North Historic Site is also closed.

Paul Revere House will be closed to the public until March 31, 2020.

St. John School and all Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston will be closed March 16 though March 27.

St. Leonard’s Church and St. Stephen’s Church have suspended masses until further notice.

USS Constitution has suspended public tours beginning Saturday, March 14 until further notice.

West End Museum will be closed until April 11.

Many local events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed. Please visit our community calendar for an update on all events.

Here at, we strive to provide up-to-date information as this situation continues to evolve rapidly. We wish all our community members good health and safety during this turbulent time.

5 Replies to “Local Businesses & Centers Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19

  1. Hello! Is there any information on helping out elderly people who may be nervous to go grocery shopping or people with underlying conditions? Either helping them pick up some items the Goose or Bananas or even having Instacart drop off to them.

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