Phase 1 Reopening Details for Massachusetts Businesses

Governor Charlie Baker announced the following industry sectors may open, with guidance, in Phase I on the following dates:
May 18 – Travel: all travelers to MA urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Lodging restricted to essential workers only
*Restaurant & Hospitality workgroup convened May 15 to develop procedures for reopening
May 18 – Houses of Worship
May 18 – Essential Business:
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
May 18 – Hospitals & Community Health Centers
May 25 – Additional healthcare providers
May 25 – Lab space
               Office space
May 25 – Limited Personal Services:
  • Hair
  • Pet grooming
  • Car washes
May 25 – Retail:
  • Remote fulfillment
  • Curbside Pick up
May 25 – Recreation & Outdoor activities can open with guidelines:
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Drive-in Theaters
  • Some athletic fields & courts
  • Many outdoor adventure activities
  • Most fishing, hunting & boating
  • Outdoor gardens, zoos, reserves and public installations
June 1 – Office Space: Boston
Business sector certifications and check lists and further details can be found at: mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts#learn-more-about-reopening-massachusetts-
Reopening will be driven by public health data – which is subject to change. As research and data on this novel coronavirus continue to develop, this plan can and will be updated to reflect the latest science and data.
Thank you to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for providing the structure of the content above.

Author: Katy Acheson

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