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 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
Outdoor Recreation - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020
Construction - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020
Manufacturing - Permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020
Office Spaces - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
Laboratories - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
Hair Salons and Barbershops - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
Car Washes - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
Pet Grooming - Permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
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.