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Massachusetts Reopens: Phase 2

"The Cautious Phase" to be Split into Two Parts

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced this past weekend that the state can begin Phase 2 – The Cautious Phase – of reopening today, with the added information that this will come in two parts.

This essentially means that some businesses that were included in the initial Phase 2 documentation won’t be able to open right away – like, for example, nail salons and tattoo parlors will have to wait a bit longer.

The announcement has been part of a series of reopening discussions that have been taking place over the last few weeks. There are four reopening phases in total from the start of reopening to the introduction of “The New Normal.”

“We’re asking people to follow new safety protocols, to change how they interact with customers, to stagger work schedules, and to work remotely,” Baker said. “So far, we’re enormously grateful for everyone’s support and creativity in adjusting their operations.”

Phase 2 (part 1) businesses include:

  • Retail (with occupancy limits)
  • Childcare facilities and day camps (with detailed guidance)
  • Restaurants (outdoor table service only)
  • Hotels and other lodgings (no events, functions or meetings)
  • Warehouses and distribution centers
  • Personal services without close physical contact (such as home cleaning, photography, window washing, career coaching, and education tutoring.)
  • Post-secondary, higher education, vocational-tech, and occupation schools for the purpose of completing graduation requirements
  • Youth and adult amateur sports (with detailed guidance)
  • Outdoor recreation facilities
  • Professional sports practices (no games or public admissions)
  • Non-athletic youth instructional classes in arts, education or life skills and in groups of less than 10
  • Driving and flight schools
  • Outdoor historical spaces (no functions, gatherings or guided tours)
  • Funeral homes (with occupancy limits)

Part 2 of Phase 2 which will happen at a later date include:

  • Indoor table service at restaurants
  • Close-contact personal services, including: hair removal, hair replacement and scalp treatment, nail salons, skincare, massage therapy, makeup services, tanning salons, tattoo and piercing services, and personal trainers.

Click here to download the full guide


Sources:

Mass.gov
NBC Boston
Boston.com
MassLive

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