What Every Business Needs to Know When Re-Opening in Massachusetts

In In the News

Massachusetts Phase II Launches June 8th

The State of Massachusetts has announced that beginning June 8, 2020, many businesses can reopen with outdoor service encouraged excluding bars, arts, and entertainment (i.e. Casinos, Gyms & museums). At the same time, offices will be allowed to have employees return but only at 25% capacity. Domestic travel restrictions are also expected to be relaxed, allowing for out-of-state travel. Art and entertainment businesses are expected to reopen June 29th with the rollout of Phase III.

At American Labor Services, we are closely monitoring developments and have compiled a fact sheet to make it easier for you to navigate the new guidelines.

For Parents:

  • Playgrounds, Public pools, and athletic fields reopen June 8th however youth sports will remain limited
  • Less urgent in-person care may resume (i.e. dental cleanings and elections)
  • If you or your child may have COVID-19 contact your healthcare provider (Do NOT go directly to healthcare facility)

For Business Owners: 

  • Must develop a COVID-19 control plan which implements cleaning protocols
  • Should screen employees for symptoms by checking temperature
  • Restaurants may serve indoor dining but only at 50% capacity and by reservation
  • Hospitality industries must ensure frequent employee hand washing
  • Must provide signage for social distancing guidelines

General Guidelines:

  • Wear a face covering when appropriate
  • Maintain 6-foot social distance
  • Wash hands
  • Limit group size
  • Stay home if not feeling well

If you or someone you know is a business owner who needs assistance with staffing, please contact us by phone (1-844-967-5257) or by visiting our website americanlaborservices.com.

Recent Posts