The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. All other communities will remain in Phase III, Step I. Governor Charlie Baker also issued a revised gatherings order. Industry specific guidance and protocols for a range of Phase I, II, and III businesses will also be updated.

Governor Baker has announced that effective Monday October 5th, 2020 lower-risk communities in Massachusetts will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth's re-opening plan.

 

Lower-risk communities are defined as cities and towns that have not been a "red" community in any of the last three weekly Department of Public Health reports.  Please check with your town to confirm if it meets these criteria.

 

Sectors that are eligible to re-open include:

  • Indoor performance venues will be permitted to open with 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 250 people.

  • Outdoor performance venue capacity will increase to 50 percent with a maximum of 250 people.

  • For arcades and indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, additional Step II activities like trampolines, obstacle courses, roller rinks, and laser tag will also be permitted to open, and capacity will increase to 50 percent.

  • Fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores.

  • Gyms, museums, libraries, and driving and flight schools will also be permitted to increase their capacity to 50 percent.

 

More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-transition-to-step-ii-of-phase-iii-for-lower-risk

 

 

QUICK LINKS TO UPDATED SECTOR-SPECIFIC RESTAURANT, RETAIL, AND INDOOR AND OUTDOOR WORKPLACE SAFETY STANDARDS  EFFECTIVE AS 9/28/2020

 

 

 

 

 

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