Reopening Updates as of May 29, 2020
As the health data improves on Cape Cod and in the state, we prepare for reopening new sectors in our economy.
Today, Gov. Baker previewed an executive order to be filed on Monday relative bringing back employees needed to prepare for reopening in Phase 2. Further, on June 6th the Governor will announce when Phase 2 begins (the state has reiterated there are at least 3 weeks between phases.) It will also release in more detail which sectors can reopen in Phase 2.
As currently published , Phase 2 categories that may reopen include libraries and retail (browsing inside with restrictions), restaurants and accommodations of all types (with restrictions), and personal services. The complete list is found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen#detailed-industry-reopening-plan-
Here are the circulars and checklists for restaurants and lodging businesses released by the state today:
The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force has been working with local elected officials, town managers and town departments to help both towns and businesses be fully prepared to bring the Cape’s economic activity back online. Several tools have been developed to help in this effort, including a Business Impact Survey to assess progress, an economic data dashboard to report information that may assist you with business planning or grant writing.
A new website has been launched as a resource for residents, visitors, towns and businesses. It can be found at www.reopeningcapecod.org . We have also prepared an FAQ sheet on testing that may be helpful to employers.
As you prepare to adjust your business workspaces and products and services, we will continue to share information such as this article:
We know that having advance notice and detailed requirements is essential to reopening, and we are advocating for these daily, while working with our towns to be sure safe workplaces and a business-friendly landscape is set.