Massachusetts Reopening Plan
This is very complicated, so pay attention. The Governor today announced the details for his 4 phase plan for reopening the state (see chart below). The details are in the 2 'NEW' documents above. In short, each phase is a minimum of 3 weeks with each phase opening up to new business groups. We are entering Phase 1 today (5/18), with places of worship, manufacturing, and a few other businesses opening today. Next week (5/25) can be barbershops, hair salons, and car washes. AND beaches. All these openings are with 'proper social distancing'.
Phase 2, no earlier than 6/8, are short term rentals, hotels, restaurants, and a lot of other businesses. The State is looking at whether they can do hotels, restaurants, and short term earlier than Phase 2, to be determined by a task force currently underway. Not helpful.
Phase 4 is called the 'New Normal'. The earliest the 'New Normal' can get here is in nine weeks. Ugh.
I expect this plan to be tweaked several times over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.