Gov. Charlie Baker, left, provides details in Boston Monday morning on his plan to reopen the state after the COVID-19 lockdown. Photo courtesy Office of Gov. Charlie Baker

Gov. Baker announces industry-specific guidelines for reopening state

Boston — In the state’s first phase of reopening, retailers will be allowed to resume work for curbside pickup, hair salons can take appointments and some offices can open at limited capacity, according to the plan released by the Baker administration Monday.

The four-phase reopening plan allows some businesses to open with restrictions this month, as long as they implement a series of safety protocols. Each sector of the economy that’s allowed to resume operations will be expected to follow industry-specific guidelines.


Click here to read “Reopening Massachusetts,” the Baker administration’s comprehensive plan to reopen the state’s economy and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

See the video below of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito with Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, and Commissioner of the Department of Public Health Dr. Monica Bharel announcing the state’s reopening plan: