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Massachusetts Reopening Plan by Industry Sectors

Governor Charlie Baker announced the following industry sectors may open, with guidance, in Phase I on the following dates:

May 18 – Travel: all travelers to MA urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Lodging restricted to essential workers only

*Restaurant & Hospitality workgroup convened May 15 to develop procedures for reopening

May 18 – Houses of Worship

May 18 – Essential Business:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

May 18 – Hospitals & Community Health Centers

May 25 – Additional healthcare providers

May 25 – Lab space

Office space

May 25 – Limited Personal Services: 

  • Hair
  • Pet grooming
  • Car washes

May 25 – Retail:

  • Remote fulfillment
  • Curbside Pick up

May 25 – Recreation & Outdoor activities can open with guidelines:

  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Drive-in Theaters
  • Some athletic fields & courts
  • Many outdoor adventure activities
  • Most fishing, hunting & boating
  • Outdoor gardens, zoos, reserves and public installations

June 1 – Office Space: Boston

Business sector certifications and check lists and further details can be found at:

Reopening will be driven by public health data – which is subject to change. As research and data on this novel coronavirus continue to develop, this plan can and will be updated to reflect the latest science and data.