The long wait has come to an end, and Governor Baker has unveiled the plans for reopening Massachusetts so businesses can begin to take the necessary steps to prepare. The State provided many resources to help guide businesses as they move forward.  Following, you will find these and a few other resources to help your business be ready to comply with the requirements.
If you are looking for something specific to help you during this transition, reach out to us, and we would be happy to try and assist.

Sample Facilitator Workshop Guide
This facilitator guide provides planning considerations and discussion questions to help guide internal conversations and decisions around reconstituting operations that will result in an actionable road-map tailored to your organization’s unique needs and missions.

Employer Presentation Template
Communication is key to the success of a business plan and with this transition, it will be critical to help reduce employee fears and keep them safe.

Employers can use this PowerPoint presentation to educate employees on their post COVID-19 return to work action plan. This presentation is a template that should be customized to your operations.

MA Reopening Plan and Business Tools
Following are links to documents provided by the State to help you meet the requirements:
  • COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification
  • Compliance attestation poster – Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors
  • Employer and Worker posters – Posters that businesses can print and display within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting
Sector Specific Protocols:
Mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices have been released for the above business sectors of Phase 1. Visit the following for details. Link

Purchasing Hygienic or Protective Supplies for the Workplace
The State also provided resources to help inform employers and employees about supplies needed to return to workplaces, and connect businesses with manufacturers and distributors. In order to operate in Reopening Phase 1 and all future phases, certain supplies are required. Visit the website to review

You can view the entire Reopening MA Report
What to Do After Receiving a PPP Loan
If your business secured a PPP loan, you may be wondering what your next steps should be. This article provides a general overview of PPP loans and what employers should do if they receive an approved PPP loan.

Visit the SBA for full details on the program.
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