Today Governor Baker announced reopening guidelines for Restaurants and Lodging, which are slated to open in Phase 2:
At the commencement of Phase 2, restaurants will be allowed to serve outdoor seating only. View the full sector-specific guidelines here.
Lodging operations will commence in Phase 2, but ballrooms, meeting rooms, function halls, and all other indoor or outdoor event facilities must remain closed. Lodging operators are not permitted to host weddings, business events, or other organized gatherings of any kind. View the full sector-specific guidelines here.
The Massachusetts Weekly Covid-19 Public Health Report (Updated Wednesday) has detailed information including Town-by-Town numbers and numbers related to long-term care facilities: https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-may-27-2020/download
Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap
Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-29-2020/download
Testing has a turnaround time of 1 – 4 days and many cases are being clinically diagnosed (no testing or reporting involved). All are advised to behave as though they are carriers of Covid-19.
818 Holyoke residents have been confirmed positive by testing.
5,942 confirmed cases in Hampden County (1% increase)
853 in Hampshire (1% increase)
319 in Franklin (0% increase)
544 in Berkshire county (1% increase)
The curve we need to flatten: County numbers graphed over time can be found here: https://www.wmasscovid.com/
Massachusetts has now experienced a total of 6,718 deaths connected to Covid-19
Please be advised that you may be contacted by Public Health officials as part of the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has tested positive, you may receive a call from your local Board of Health or from the MA Department of Public Health. The call will only take a few minutes and is a necessary step to limit the spread of the virus. Your information will not be shared with any other agencies and these officials will never ask for your social security number or health insurance information. If you have any questions about a call you received, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in PHASE 1: START
Opened May 18:
- Essential Businesses & Services
- Outdoor Spaces
- Places of Worship
- Limited Health and Human services will begin to reopen – details here
Opened May 25
- Beaches, with activity restrictions
- Car Washes
- Drive-in Movie Theaters
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Libraries, curbside only
- Office Spaces (employers are encouraged to keep as many employees working remotely for as long as possible)
- Outdoor recreation activities, with limitations
- Pet Grooming Services
- Recreational Marijuana, curbside only
- Retail, curbside only
General Reopening Information