Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced today the framework for reopening the state, which is expected to begin next week.
There will be a four-phase reopening plan for businesses starting on May 18.
“The goal of the phased reopening, based on public health guidance, is to methodically allow certain businesses, services, and activities to resume, while protecting public health and limiting a resurgence of new COVID-19 cases," the governor's office said in a statement.
- Phase one will be “start:” Limited industries resume operations with severe restrictions
- Phase two will be “sautious:” Additional industries resume operations with restrictions and capacity limits
- Phase three will be “vigilant:” Additional industries resume operations with guidance
- Phase four will be the “new normal:” Development of vaccine and/or therapy enables resumption of new normal