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Phase 3 to begin Monday in Massachusetts which include fitness centers, movie theaters, venues, museums



Governor Baker announced Thursday that Phase 3 will reopen in Massachusetts on Monday July 6th minus Boston which will begin a week later.

In Governor Baker’s press conference, he reiterated that people be smart during the July 4th weekend and take proper precautions.

“The last thing we want to do is move backwards as we’ve seen other states have to do.”

According to Baker, Phase 3 will last much longer than the previous phases.

Here is a reminder of what opened in phase 2, what will be opening Monday in phase 3, and what will open in the future in phase 4.

Retail Stores, including stores in malls
Phase 2 – browsing inside the store with restrictions

Hotel & Restaurants – Phase 2
Gaming floors – Phase 3
Theaters / arenas – Phase 3/4

Horse racing simulcast facilities (no spectators)
Phase 3

Driving schools
Phase 2 – behind-the-wheel training or observation of another student driver

Hotels, motels, inns, and other short-term lodgings
Phase 2 – reopen to serve other guests with restrictions

Personal services that don’t involve close personal contact (such as photography, window washers, career coaching)
Phase 2

Close contact personal services (such as massage therapy, nail salons, tattoo parlors, electrolysis studios)
Phase 2 – not at the outset of Phase 2

Personal trainers
Phase 2 – as a close contact personal service, not at the outset of Phase 2

Phase 2 – outdoor seating permitted at outset of Phase 2, indoor seating will be permitted later in Phase 2

Amusement parks, theme parks, indoor or outdoor water parks
Phase 4

Fitness centers and health clubs
Phase 3
Saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms at health clubs, gyms, and other facilities
Phase 4

Movie theatres
Phase 3 – moderate capacity
Phase 4 – large capacity

Phase 3

Phase 3

Large capacity venues used for group or spectator events (such as theaters and concert halls, ballrooms, stadiums and arenas, dance floors, exhibition and convention halls, private party rooms)
Phase 4

Flight schools
Phase 2

Beer gardens / breweries / wineries / distilleries
Phase 2: if providing seated food service under retail food permits issued by municipal authorities
Phase 4: if not providing seated food service under retail food permits issued by municipal authorities

Non-athletic instructional classes in arts / education / life skills
Phase 2 – youths under 18 years of age, in groups of fewer than 10
Phase 3 – people of all ages

Funeral homes
Phase 2

Warehouses and distribution centers
Phase 2

Weddings/events/large gatherings in parks, reservations, and open spaces
Phase 3 – with moderate capacity

Golf facilities including outdoor driving ranges
Phase 2

Outdoor theatres and performance venues
Phase 3 – moderate capacity venues

Camps including sports and arts camps
Phase 2 – recreational day camps
Phase 3 – overnight camps

Limited organized youth and adult amateur sports programs and activities
Phase 2 – outdoor only for adults, indoor for supervised youth programs and activities
Phase 3 – indoor and outdoor for all ages

Professional sports practice and training programs
Phase 2

Other outdoor recreational facilities (pools, playgrounds, spray decks, mini golf, go karts, batting cages, climbing walls)
Phase 2

Indoor recreational and athletic facilities for general use (not limited to youth programs)
Phase 3

Other indoor recreation (such as batting cages, driving ranges, go karts, bowling alleys, arcades, laser tag, roller skating rinks, trampolines, rock-climbing)
Phase 3

Sightseeing and other organized tours (bus tours, duck tours, harbor cruises, whale watching)
Phase 3

Outdoor historical spaces / sites
Phase 2

Indoor historic spaces / sites
Phase 3

Fishing and hunting tournaments and other amateur or professional derbies
Phase 3

Street Festivals, Parades and Agricultural Festivals
Phase 4

Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events
Phase 4

The businesses would have to all follow safety guidance issued by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Reopening Board.

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