BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced that Phase 2, Part 2 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan can begin on Monday, June 22. Here’s a look at what businesses and services will be allowed to resume, and the precautions they’ll be taking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Indoor Dining At Restaurants

Restaurants, which have been allowed to offer outdoor dining since June 8, will be able to seat customers inside. Tables must be spaced six feet apart, and party size cannot exceed six people. Bar seating is not allowed. Diners can remove their masks once they are seated, the state recommends.

Close-Contact Personal Services

Nail salons, massage therapy, tanning salons, skin care services, tattoo parlors, electrolysis studios and personal training will be allowed to resume operations. Face coverings are required for workers and customers. Work stations must be spaced at least six feet apart. Personal training is limited to one customer, or two from the same household, allowed in a facility at a time.

Retail Dressing Rooms

Retailers can open fitting rooms by appointment only.

Offices, At 50% Capacity

Offices can expand their capacity from 25% to 50%. However, the state is still urging employers to allow employees to work from home whenever possible.

Full details about Massachusetts’ reopening plan are available here. 

Comments (2)
  1. Tom Buckley says:

    I’m really surprised the gov allowed the massage parlors (houses of prostitution) to open so soon.

  2. C. Mcg says:

    Massage parlors in Leominster are NOT taking proper precautions. A massage therapist allowed a person living with a healthcare worker exposed to COVID-19, to get a massage by her. Also, she was doing personal services from her home during the shut down. This is concerning to say the least

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