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Reopening Massachusetts

The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

Sector-Specific Protocols & Best Practices

Mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices for sectors that are eligible to open in Phase 1. Additional sector guidance for future phases will be issued at a later date. Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor's March 23, 2020 Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25, 2020 to comply with their industry’s sector-specific protocols (if applicable).

Additional Guidance

Additional guidelines for activities that are eligible to resume in Phase 1.

  • Places of Worship - permitted to reopen on May 18th, 2020
  • Outdoor Recreation - guidance from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs regarding recreation, including beaches, parks, mountain biking, recreational boating & more
  • Health & Human Services - guidance for reopening health & human services in Massachusetts

General Business Guidance & Requirements

Information to help businesses meet the self-certification requirement to reopen. ALL BUSINESSES MUST MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE REOPENING. Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor's March 23, 2020 Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25, 2020 to comply with these mandatory safety standards.

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