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Reopening Massachusetts Guidelines and Information

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and to ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

All businesses must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will comply with the  mandatory safety standards for operation in the COVID-19 reopening period.  Control Plans do not need to be submitted for approval but must be kept on premise and made available in the case of an inspection or outbreak. 

Click here to download the COVID-19 Control Plan

 

Click here to download the Reopening Massachusetts: Guidance for industries on the reopening plan - as of May 18, 2020

 

Mandatory Safety Standards for all Workplaces are now in place to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers

 

Below are a list of industry specific protocols and guidance under the Governor's Phased Reopening Plan.

 

Sector-Specific Guidance, Information, Protocols and Best Practices

 

Places of Worship - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Places of Worship to Address COVID-19

Places of Worship Protocol Summary

Places of Worship Checklist

 

Outdoor Recreation - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020

Parks, Open Space, and Outdoor Education Programs

Mountain Biking

Recreational Boating and Various Other Marine and Inland Waterway Related Activities

Reopening Standards for Recreational Boating Businesses

Zoos, Wildlife Reserves, Botanical Gardens

 

 

Construction - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Construction to Address COVID-19

Construction Protocol Summary

Construction Checklist

 

Manufacturing - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Manufacturing to Address COVID-19

Manufacturing Protocol Summary

Manufacturing Checklist

 

Office Spaces - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Office Spaces to Address COVID-19

Office Spaces Protocol Summary

Office Spaces Checklist

 

Laboratories - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Laboratories to Address COVID-19

Laboratories Protocol Summary

Laboratories Checklist

 

Hair Salons and Barbershops - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Hair Salons and Barbershops to Address COVID-19

Hair Salons and Barbershops Protocol Summary

Hair Salons and Barbershops Checklist

 

Car Washes - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Car Washes to Address COVID-19

Car Washes Protocol Summary

Car Washes Checklist

 

Pet Grooming - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020

Workplace Safety Standards for Pet Grooming Services to Address COVID-19

Pet Grooming Services Protocol Summary

Pet Grooming Services Checklist

 

Health and Human Services Reopening Plans and Guidance

During the COVID-19 public health emergency to date, in order to ensure Massachusetts’ health care system had the capacity to address the pandemic, some health care services and procedures needed to be limited or put on hold temporarily, while many services were conducted remotely using telehealth. Emergency services and other essential health and human services continued during this time.

As of May 18th, the Commonwealth is issuing new guidelines to hospitals and health care providers in accordance with the state’s four-phase reopening plan, to allow some non-emergency procedures or deferred care that may now need attention. Hospitals and Community Health Centers may begin this reopening starting on May 18th, and all other providers may begin starting on May 25th.

 

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