Thank you for your patience and support during the pandemic - it certainly has been a difficult roller-coaster of a year for us all!
We are excited to see that the MA covid rates are down, vaccination rates are up, and we are very close to enjoying our "new normal!" We ran our first trip since October last week, and are happy to say that our summer trips are selling well!
We can't wait to travel with you again on a Funtastic trip!!
Gov. Charlie Bakers administration announced plans today to lift virtually all COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings on Saturday, May 29.
Massachusetts is a national leader in vaccinations, with over 75% of residents receiving at least one dose.
since January 8.
since January 1 and the positive test rate is down by 88%, peaking at 8.7% on January 1 to 1% today.
The state is on track to reach its goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June.
The move will allow all industries to fully reopen with no capacity limits and rescind all limits on public and private gatherings.
That means, effective Memorial Day weekend, everything in Massachusetts will be allowed to resume operations at 100 percent.
On June 15 the State of Emergency will officially end!
In line with updated CDC face covering guidance, a new face covering advisory is effective May 29.
Face coverings will still be required for all individuals on public and private transportation, so you will still need to wear a mask while on the motorcoach.
When you are not on the bus, mask usage will be at the discretion of the state or attraction that we are visiting.
Current CDC recommendations state that people who are fully vaccinated can safely resume normal activities, indoors or outdoors, without wearing a mask or physically distancing. However, unvaccinated individuals will be asked to wear face coverings in other indoor public settings and when they cant socially distance outside.
The New England region leads the country in vaccination rates. Several neighboring states, including Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont also recently accelerated their reopening plans and moved to align their mask mandates with the new CDC guidance.
The new face-covering guidelines reflect both the science that fully vaccinated individuals are very unlikely to transmit or get sick from COVID-19, as well as a shifting emphasis from community protection to individual risk assessment, due to widespread vaccine availability.
Motorcoach touch points will continue to be cleaned with an EPA approved disinfectant and sanitized with an electrostatic fogger after each use.
Bloom's motorcoaches are equipped with upgraded higher-rated air filtration/HVAC system that filters the air in the coach and introduces a complete fresh air exchange every 10 minutes.
As of May 29, there are no capacity limits or social distancing rules in Massachusetts, so we will no longer limit our capacity to 26 passengers or leave empty rows of seats between travelers.
ALL passengers will be required to wear a face mask while on the motorcoach until Gov Baker revises the mask requirement. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask during the entire trip, please do so. If you arrive without a mask, a disposable mask will be given to you.
If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask on the bus and whenever you cannot socially distance from other tour members.
As always, if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Bloom Bus has updated their safety and cleaning protocols in order to provide you and their employees with the best travel experience, as follows:
Sanitized with electrostatic fogger after each use
Cleaned thoroughly at the garage after each use and touch points cleaned and sanitized daily
by the drivers on overnight trips
Sanitized with EPA approved disinfectants
Equipped with upgraded higher-rated air filtration/HVAC system
Air on the coach is Recirculated and filtered introducing a complete fresh air exchange every 10 minutes
For the Safety of Customers & Drivers:
Drivers & passengers are required to wear facial coverings
A protective barrier has been placed behind driver's cockpit
Hand Sanitizer is available at front & rear of the coach
Drivers will practice social distance and will not shake hands with customers
Customers are asked to practice social distancing when possible
Drivers will use disposable gloves when handling luggage
Bloom adheres to industry best practices & CDC guidelines and has provided training to their employees to do the same