Re-Opening in Massachusetts

Phase II, Part 1

On June 6, 2020 Governor Baker announced that Phase II, Part 1 of the re-opening plan would begin Monday, June 8, 2020. Included in Phase II, Part 1 are

  • Childcare facilities and day camps
  • Driving and flight school
  • Funeral homes, with occupancy limits
  • Higher education classes including post-secondary, vocational tech and occupation schools may allow students complete required courses for graduation.
  • Historical spaces may reopen outdoor facilities. No guided tours allowed nor can they host functions or gatherings.
  • Hotels and other lodgings, though they may not host events, functions or meetings
  • Outdoor recreation including pools, playgrounds and driving ranges
  • Personal services, such as home cleaning, window washing, education tutoring and career coaching, with social distancing mandated
  • Restaurants, offering only outdoor dining and takeout
  • Retail, with occupancy limits
  • Sports: Professional teams may continue practices starting Monday, though no games or public admission is allowed. Youth sports and adult amateur leagues may resume as well.
  • Warehouses and distribution centers

Phase II, Part 2

Phase II, part 2 will begin at a still unspecified and will likely include:

  • Close-contact personal services, including: 
    • Hair removal
    • Hair replacement and scalp treatment
    • Makeup services
    • Massage therapy
    • Nail salons
    • Personal trainers
    • Skin care
    • Tanning salons
    • Tattoo and piercing services 
  • Indoor table service at restaurants

Additional Information on the 4-Phase Re-Opening Plan

On May 18, 2020 Governor Baker supplied additional information regarding the 4-phased re-opening plan for Massachusetts, including specific details about the businesses that could re-open in Phase 1 along with guidance has to how to re-open safely.Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website with these details.