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Board of Health

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Re-opening MA - Phase I: "Start" - Effective May 18, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker previously announced that the re-opening will take place over Four Phases: “Start,” “Cautious,” “Vigilant,” and “New Normal.” Each phase will be triggered by health indicators, including testing results and infection rates, hospitalizations and other metrics. All businesses and expanded activities, including governmental services, will need to comply with mandatory safety standards for workplaces that were previously announced, including social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing / operations, cleaning and disinfecting.


Please visit 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 by clicking any of the links below:

Please click any of the following links below for MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS / MA COVID-19 CHECK-LIST around these types of specific businesses now allowed to re-open in Phase I - effective May 18, 2020.

Re-opening Massachusetts