In a press conference today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an Executive Order that provides a detailed list of businesses and activities that fall into Phases Two, Three and Four in the Commonwealth’s Re-Opening Plan.

In addition, the order permits all Phase Two businesses, including retail, to begin preparations to safely resume operation in advance of the start of the second phase.  In addition to the retail portion, the Executive Order details further requirements for the safe resumption of amateur youth and adult sports and outdoor dining.

Effective immediately, the Executive Order permits Phase II businesses to reopen their physical workplaces to workers only to conduct necessary preparations prior to the start of Phase Two.  Preparations include but are not limited to completing a COVID-19 Control Plan, implementing sector-specific protocols, and complying with Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards.

The full Phase Two Executive Order can be read here.

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