I write to update you on the Commonwealth’s newly released “reopening” plan, which will begin Phase 1 tomorrow. It is because of your diligence that we find ourselves in a position to be able to begin taking measured, data-driven steps to reopen civic life in Massachusetts. While I generally agree with the Governor’s approach, I want to emphasize that it is still incumbent upon all of us to do our part in maintaining hygiene, observing social distance protocols, and wearing a mask when it is necessary to go out in public. We will get through this together, and now more than ever we must do our part to help our families, neighbors, and fellow citizens continue to fight the virus as we begin to restart our economy.
Earlier today, Governor Baker released Massachusetts’
approach to reopening, with each phase lasting a minimum of three weeks. The plan is centered around public health as the overarching priority and is fluid due to the unpredictable nature of the Coronavirus. Should an uptick in cases be observed, a specific region or even the Commonwealth as a whole may need to revert to a previous phase or phases as appropriate.