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Massachusetts Update of Re-opening Plan, Phase II, includes Guidance for Restaurants and Lodging

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration provided an update on the Reopening Massachusetts plan and preparations for Phase II. The Administration will determine the start of Phase II on June 6, 2020. On Monday, June 1, Governor Charlie Baker will issue an executive order with a detailed list of sectors that fall […]

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Safety Precautions for Returning to the Workplace for Massachusetts State Employees

The Massachusetts Human Resources Division is providing specific information on workplace safety and health guidelines, in anticipation of state employees gradually returning to the workplace in phases. This collection of workplace safety standards and guidelines help protect against the spread of COVID-19. These standards are only minimum requirements and are […]

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124th Boston Marathon to be Held Virtually, September 7-14, 2020

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)  announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for April 20, 2020, Patriot’s Day, the Boston Marathon […]

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Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Posts Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

Photo of Lifesaving Station, Provincetown, Credit: William DeSousa-Mauk The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has posted a set of guidelines for seasonal residents and visitors coming to Cape Cod and the Islands this Memorial Day Weekend and into the summer.  The guidance complies with Massachusetts’ four-phase plan to reopen announced […]

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Massachusetts Implements Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that Massachusetts residents who are eligible for the federal CARES Act and qualify for having exhausted their regular unemployment compensation may now receive the new Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). The launch of this program marks the third and final benefit available for the Commonwealth […]

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MASSACHUSETTS REOPENS ITS ECONOMY USING A FOUR-PHASE APPROACH, BASED ON PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE

Today the Baker-Polito Administration issued Reopening Massachusetts, a comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. Download the Reopening Massachusetts report here. The Massachusetts economy is being reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance, […]

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Massachusetts Launches Online Interactive COVID-19 Test Site Locator Map

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center, working with Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), has launched an interactive COVID-19 test site locator map, which individuals can use to find test sites around the Commonwealth. The test site locator searches by zip code or city/town and quick, and quickly provides information about testing […]

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Massachusetts Distributes $502 Million from the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to Local Cities and Towns

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that it is preparing to distribute up to $502 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to local cities and towns for eligible costs related to the COVID-19 response effort. The Administration is also providing guidance to local municipalities on this formal distribution process and […]

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