Massachusetts Office Spaces Are Authorized to Re-Open: A Report From the Field

  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, …

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Massachusetts Governor Announces Phase 1 of Re-Opening Plan: Certain Non-Essential Businesses are Authorized to Recommence Operations Today

On May 18, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released clarifying details with respect to the Commonwealth’s Four-Phase Approach to the re-opening of the Massachusetts economy. All published details regarding the Four-Phase Approach are now aggregated and contained on a newly created government website (the “Re-Opening Website”). Massachusetts employers must familiarize themselves with the information, and comply with the legal requirements, …

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Massachusetts Governor Outlines Four-Phase Re-Opening Plan

On May 11, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a broad government strategy to mitigate continuing health risks and economic distress caused by COVID-19. The core elements of the strategy include: A four-phase approach to the re-opening of the Massachusetts economy; and Mandatory workplace safety standards. The announcement provides a conceptual framework for the obligations …

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