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Massachusetts Businesses Given the Green Light to Reopen

On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker and his administration unveiled the findings of the Reopening Advisory Board and the details of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan (the Plan). The Plan contains four phases, each of which will last a minimum of three weeks and possibly longer depending on where the public health data stands at each point. Each phase focuses on different sectors and industries, with the goal being that by Phase 4, the Commonwealth will establish a “New Normal,” with a full resumption of activity.

In addition to the Reopening Advisory Board’s Report, the administration has released Social Guidance, Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards, and various Sector-Specific Protocols and Best Practices. Regardless of which phase a business finds itself in, that business must demonstrate compliance with all three before reopening. Businesses that perform essential services, however, will have until May 25, 2020 to demonstrate compliance. Read more…