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.

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General business guidance

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.

  • COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification
  • Compliance attestation poster – Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors
  • Employer and Worker posters – Posters that businesses can print and display within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting

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Sector-specific protocols and best practices

Upon reopening, all Phase 1 businesses must follow the sector-specific safety protocls and best practices linked below. Additionally, advance previews of Phase 2 sector protocols are available so businesses have time to plan and prepare for the start of Phase 2. Additional sector guidance for future phases will be issued at a later date.

Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined by Governor Baker's executive order, may remain open and had until May 25, 2020 to comply with their industry’s sector-specific protocols (if applicable).

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The Reopening Advisory Board

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