What changes today (May 18)?
- Workers in a few select categories may go back to work this week.
- Businesses who are open must develop and post safety plans subject to inspection
- Health care facilities may open for limited in-person non-emergency prevention, diagnostic and treatment services.
- People (under 65 without health conditions) are advised that they may leave the home for the newly permitted activities, but are still generally advised to stay at home.
What doesn’t change today (May 18)?
- All of us need to keep practicing social distancing, wearing masks and following all other public health precautions.
- All are advised to remain at home and only leave for health care, permitted work, shopping (most retail remains closed, so this means necessities), and outdoor recreation (not including contact sports). Worship is the main new exception to the stay at home advisory.
- Essential businesses continue to operate.
- Transit continues to run Saturday Service.
- Only selected emergency child care facilities are open, but these facilities have excess capacity.
- Gatherings over 10 people prohibited.
- Lodging limited to essential workers.
Key Reopening Plan Documents
- Governor’s main reopening web page.
- Phased approach to reopening.
- Reopening plan overview — power point.
- Reopening order.
Report a Violation by Business or Workplace
There are three options for reporting concerns:
- Your local board of health should be the first call.
- State level second level options include: