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COVID-19: Reopening Massachusetts Phase One

By Matthew J. Carey and Nathan N. McConarty

5/20/2020

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On Monday, May 18, 2020 Governor Baker released the four-phase reopening plan for the state, entitled Reopening Massachusetts (the "Plan").  The Plan provides the much-anticipated general guidelines that all non-essential Massachusetts businesses must follow in order to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Phase One of the Plan, which began on May 18th, allows businesses in certain sectors to reopen provided that businesses eligible to reopen maintain strict compliance with the safety standards and guidance outlined in the Plan.

Continue reading for a high-level summary of the takeaways and current action items resulting from the Plan.


We are continuing to update this alert as guidance and procedures become available.  Recent developments include:

  • The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has set up an online portal to report unsafe working conditions during COVID-19, a link to the form can be found here.
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