Reopening Guidance by Phase

Updated: 7/6/20


MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS FOR ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICE BUSINESSES
AND PHASE I BUSINESSES

To comply with the Commonwealth’s Reopening Plan, Framingham businesses outlined in Phase I and businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor’s Executive Order, may remain open and have until May 25, 2020, to comply with the following mandatory safety standards:

  • COVID-19 Control Plan Template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification. This self-certification must be retained on the premises of businesses and is to be provided in the event of an inspection. Failure to produce this document upon request is grounds for enforcement action.
    - Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.
    - Para ver esta información en Español, haga clic aquí.

  • Compliance Attestation Poster – Poster that customer-facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area that is visible to workers and visitors.
    - Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.
    - Para ver esta información en Español, haga clic aquí.

  • Employer and Worker posters – Posters that businesses can print and display onsite at the business in a place visible to workers to describe the rules for social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting.
    - Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.
    - Para ver esta información en Español, haga clic aquí.

  • Purchasing Hygienic or Protective Supplies for the WorkplaceThis document informs employers and employees about supplies needed to return to workplaces, and connect businesses with manufacturers and distributors. To operate in Reopening Phase 1 and all future phases, certain supplies are required.

REOPENING: PHASE 3

Phased reopening gives businesses permission to reopen, but reopening is not mandatory.
Businesses should refer to the sector-specific protocols (linked below) and best practices (linked below) for detailed guidance on reopening and should follow a self-certification template:

STEP 1: JUly 6, 2020

STEP 2: t.b.d.

- Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
- Indoor and Outdoor Events
- Indoor Recreation

- Theaters and Performance Venues


reopening: PHASE 2

Phased reopening gives businesses permission to reopen, but reopening is not mandatory.
Businesses should refer to the sector-specific protocols (linked below) and best practices (linked below) for detailed guidance on reopening and should follow a self-certification template:

step 1: June 8, 2020

step 2: June 22, 2020

- Restaurants
- Close Contact Personal Services, with restrictions
- Offices, at 50% capacity
- Restaurants, Indoor Dining
- Retail Businesses 
operate fitting rooms by appointment only 




REOPENING: PHASE 1 

Phased reopening gives businesses permission to reopen, but reopening is not mandatory.
Businesses should refer to the sector-specific protocols (linked below) and best practices (linked below) for detailed guidance on reopening and should follow a self-certification template:

MAY 18, 2020

MAY 25, 2020

 
- Essential Businesses already operating MUST
 Self-Certify and Comply with applicable standards.


 - Laboratories and Life Sciences Facilities

 - Manufacturing- Offices limited to <25% maximum occupancy; work from home strongly encouraged

- Construction

- Retail: Curbside Pickup ONLY

- Places of Worship (40% occupancy limit)- Car Wash: Exterior & Self-service ONLY

- Firearms Retailers & Shooting Ranges 

- Hair Salons/Barber Shops – Limited services, by appointment ONLY (haircuts, color, blow drying & treatments) & by appointment ONLY. Eyebrows, beard trimming, lip waxing, manicures, etc. are NOT PERMITTED.

- Pet Grooming by appointment: Curbside drop-off and pick-up

- Certain Outdoor Recreational Facilities & Activities

- Other health providers that attest to specific safety standards can provide high-priority preventative services, pediatric care and immunizations, and treatment for highrisk patients


Businesses categorized under phases  3, and 4
 will be announced by the state in the coming weeks.


Information Sourced From: Reopening Massachusetts