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The Baker-Polito administration announced today that Step 2 of Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s four-phase reopening plan will begin on Monday, June 22, allowing additional industries to resume operations under sector-specific guidelines.
Businesses and sectors set to begin operating in Step 2 are subject to compliance with all mandatory safety standards.
On May 18, the administration released Reopening Massachusetts, a four-phased plan to reopen the economy as the COVID-19 public health situation improves, with each phase lasting at least three weeks.
Key public health data, such as new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, is being closely monitored during the process, and has seen a significant decline, allowing for Step 2 of Phase 2, the administration stated.
The following will be eligible to reopen in Step 2 of Phase 2:
• Indoor table service at restaurants
• Close contact personal services, with restrictions
• Retail dressing rooms, by appointment only
Offices will be allowed to increase capacity from 25% to 50%.
In order to give Step 2 businesses time to prepare, the administration had previously released sector-specific guidance.
Before these sectors can resume operations under the guidelines, businesses must meet all safety standards, create a COVID-19 control plan, and complete a self-certification.