Four-Phase Approach to Reopening Economy
The Massachusetts economy will be opened in four phases. The goal of the phased reopening, based on public health guidance, is to methodically allow certain businesses, services, and activities to resume, while protecting public health and limiting a resurgence of new COVID-19 cases. Learn more.
Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces
The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the COVID-19 Command Center developed new Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards in consultation with the Reopening Advisory Board. These new standards will apply universally to all workplaces that are open in Phase 1, and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers during the first phase of reopening, and are applicable to all sectors and industries. Learn more about the Mandatory Safety Standards here.
What You Need to Have in Place to Reopen
Step 1: Complete the COVID-19 Control Plan
All businesses in the state of MA must develop a written control plan outlining how its workplace will comply with the mandatory safety standards for operation in the COVID-19 reopening period. Control plans do not need to be submitted for approval but must be kept on premise and made available in the case of an inspection or outbreak. This template may be filled out to meet that requirement. This template may be filled out to meet that requirement.
Step 2: Complete, Sign and Display Compliance Attestation Poster
In order to reopen your business, please complete and sign the checklist once you have completed your COVID-19 Control Plan template. The poster should be displayed in an area within the business premises that is visible to employees and visitors. Download the compliance poster here.
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