BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is a day away from the second round of reopenings in the state. Several types of industries will be allowed to return on Monday as part of the state’s phased coronavirus plan, though each with specific precautions in place.
Parks and outdoor areas will be allowed to open Monday as part of Phase 1. Hair salons, barbershops and pet grooming businesses will all be by appointment only.
Retail stores and marijuana shops, like Pure Oasis in Dorchester, will offer curbside pick-up.
“We’re hoping that it’s going to be very seamless, we’re hoping that it’s going to be a quick transaction,” explained Pure Oasis owner Kobie Evans. “Staff inside will bring the order out, collect payment, check the I.D. again and then hand over the product.”
Viselli Salon on Newbury Street spent $4,000 on reopening supplies.
“We had to buy a lot of new things, the guidelines are very, very strict,” said owner Christina Viselli. “We are doing everything that we can to keep everybody safe and healthy.”
Customers “have to come in sanitize their hands, they have to wear a mask that goes around their ears, and we have to have the stations six feet apart,” she explained.
Offices outside of Boston will allow for up to 25% capacity. On June 1, Boston offices are allowed to open.
Gov. Charlie Baker announced the plan on May 18. There are no dates yet for the other phases, but Baker said each phase will last at least three weeks, but could last longer, based on public health data on coronavirus cases.
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