On May 18, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker implemented “Phase I: Start” of the Commonwealth’s phased economic re-opening plan. A component of the Phase I: Start plan authorizes office worksites, outside Boston, to re-open to limited operations as early as May 25, 2020 (Boston offices are authorized to re-open as early as June 1, 2020).
Since the Governor’s announcement, many of our clients have begun to navigate the legal and practical considerations that relate to the re-opening of office spaces in a COVID-19 context. Our COVID-19 Alert discusses those considerations, as informed by our clients’ on-the-ground experiences. We discuss the compliance landscape, including social distancing standards and hygiene protocols, as well as how to execute a re-opening plan, among other topics.