Sector-specific mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices, including manufacturing, restaurants, retail businesses, and construction.
Resource Reopening: Sector-specific protocols and best practices
|Organization:||Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development|
|Date published:||June 1, 2020|
|Last updated:||December 11, 2020|
About this guidance
Upon reopening, all Phase I, Phase II and Phase III businesses must follow the sector-specific safety protocols and best practices linked below. Effective Sunday, December 13, 2020: All communities in Massachusetts will return to Step 1 of Phase 3.
UPDATE: Effective December 26th, Massachusetts has implemented temporary capacity and gathering limits. Businesses must follow revised capacity restrictions. The revised limits supersede existing Sector Specific Protocols. Learn more
Encourage workers who test positive for COVID-19 to disclose to the workplace employer for purposes of cleaning / disinfecting and contact tracing. If the employer is notified of a positive case at the workplace, the employer shall notify the local health department in the city or town where the workplace is located and assist the local health department as reasonably requested to advise likely contacts to isolate and self-quarantine. Testing of other workers may be recommended consistent with guidance and / or at the request of the local health department.