CURRENT PHASE : Phase III – Step II (will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV on March 22)
When can my production re-open?
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Phase IV of Reopening Plan
Effective Monday, March 22nd , Massachusetts will transition to Phase 4 – Step 1, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. (Details)
NEW Massachusetts Travel Advisory
Effective Monday, March 22nd, The Baker-Polito Administration replaces the Massachusetts Travel Order originally issued in July 2020 with a Travel Advisory. (Details)
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening to PHASE III – STEP II (BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 1ST)
Effective Monday, March 1st , Massachusetts will return to Phase 3 – Step 2, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. (Details)
INFORMATION ON ROLLBACK TO PHASE III – STEP I (BEGINS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH)
Effective Sunday, December 13th, all communities in Massachusetts will return to Step 1 of Phase 3, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. (Details)
INFORMATION ON PHASE III – STEP II (PHASE III, STEP II TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH)
Effective Monday, October 5, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. (Details)
Click here to see the list of communities not designated as lower-risk communities.
INFORMATION ON PHASE III – STEP I (PHASE III, STEP II TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH)
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that on July 6th, Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin and updates on gatherings will be in effect. For the City of Boston, Phase III and the gatherings order will take effect on Monday, July 13th.
TV and Movie Production can begin on July 6th with restrictions. Performances are governed by the Theater and Performance Venues sector specific protocols (protocols, circular and checklist should be available shortly. The material offers guidance for maintaining social distance, face coverings, and close contact between performers in both indoor and outdoor settings.
All other aspects of TV and Movie Production should adhere to General Business Guidance, Mandatory Safety Standards and applicable sector specific guidance (i.e. office space for office work). Production crews should also follow the detailed labor and management protocols developed by the industry.
Mandatory Safety Standards
Businesses and sectors set to begin opening in Phase III are subject to compliance with all mandatory safety standards.
Reopening: Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces (Poster)
COVID -19 control plan template
Compliance attestation poster
Sector Specific Protocols for Construction:
Revised Gatherings Order:
Effective Sunday, December 13th, the Revised Gatherings Order.
New Travel Guidance
Effective Saturday, August 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts, including residents returning home, are instructed to self-quarantine for 14-days. This guidance does not apply to travelers from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York or Vermont. The full current list of COVID-19 lower-risk states can be found here. Additionally, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are also exempt from this directive. Travelers who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are instructed to not travel to Massachusetts.
For information on businesses open in Phases I- IV as well futures Phases:
All of this information is subject to revision based on the latest public health data. Each phase will last at least three weeks, but could last longer, depending on the public health data. Each phase may contain multiple steps that stagger the reopening dates for businesses and activities within that phase.