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.

CURRENT STATE: Phase 2, Step 2 (as of June 22, 2020)

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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. 

  • COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification
  • Compliance attestation poster – Poster that 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

Additional Resources

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).

Additional guidance

Additional Resources

The Reopening Advisory Board

On April 28, Governor Baker announced the formation of the Reopening Advisory Board, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy. The Board includes representatives from the business community, public health officials, and municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth. This group is charged with advising the Baker-Polito Administration on strategies to reopen the economy in phases based on health and safety metrics.

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