General Updates & Information


Massachusetts’ COVID-19 public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023.

Last-reviewed: 9am, May 26, 2023

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The Basics

  • The MA COVID 19 public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023. Expect changes regarding health policies, including COVID 19 testing, vaccines and treatment.
  • Governor Healey is taking action to protect access to medication abortion, including Mifespristone, in Massachusetts. More information here.
  • Care team members can share resources and information regarding ongoing COVID-19 concerns and the end of the public health emergency to help families.

The Breakdown

COVID-19 Information and Resources

  • COVID tests ordered by clinicians will continue to be covered by health insurance, but at home testing and rapid antigen tests may not be. Masking is no longer required in health care facilities. Vaccination mandates are ending. Read here for more information on end of public health emergency changes in Massachusetts.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available for those who are eligible. More information on vaccines and boosters here.
  • Visit to order additional four free rapid tests through the mail.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the state, often by appointment. Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available from Labcorp for MA residents who live or work in congregate care, have symptoms of COVID-19, or had a recent contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

The Bottom Line

  • Care team members can share information and resources to help individuals prepare for the end of the public health emergency.