Massachusetts reopen plan put forth by Governor Baker
Massachusetts to reopen in phases
On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker outlined his detailed plan to reopen the economy over the next several weeks. It will happen in phases and each phase is contingent on Covid-19 metrics continuing to move in the right direction. Every business and entity planning on reopening must put cleaning and social distancing plans in place in order to stay compliant and to keep patrons and employees safe.
Summary of the reopen phases
Phase 1 – Start
Starting today the following categories are allowed to operate with safety policies in place:
- Construction sites and projects
- Houses of worship
Starting next week
- Hair and pet grooming
- Curbside retail
- Recreational pot shops
- Offices (ex-Boston) operating at 25% capacity
- Beaches, parks and fields
Phase 2 – Cautious
If tracked health metrics are continuing to trend in the right direction, this will begin on June 8th.
- Retail fuller opening
- Nail Salons
- Day Spas
- Community pools
Phase 3 – Vigilant
If tracked health metrics are continuing to trend in the right direction, this will begin on June 29th.
- Gym and Fitness centers
- Youth sports with crowd limits
- MBTA regular service
Hopefully if everyone continues to play our part with social distancing guidelines to keep people safe, after Phase 3 we will settle into the new normal. I would recommend that business owners use the information and resources on the Mass.gov site in order to assist in developing a reopening plan.