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Here’s what can reopen in Mass. during Phases 2, 3, and 4

A customer at Luxie Nail Spa in the North End got her nails done by Ngoc Vuong on Monday.
A customer at Luxie Nail Spa in the North End got her nails done by Ngoc Vuong on Monday.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday announced that the second step of Phase 2 of reopening can begin in Massachusetts on Monday, June 22.

Here’s a look at what businesses and sectors fall into this next phase, as well as the two following it, according to state guidance and public comments from officials.





































Phase 2: Step 2 (June 22)

- Indoor dining at restaurants.

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- Close-contact personal services, with restrictions, including:

  • hair removal services; including laser services, depilatory salons, waxing services, threading, and electrolysis services
  • massage, body treatments, eastern treatment, energy therapies and other body work therapies;
  • skin care services; including peels, facials, serums, Botox and filler
  • nail care services; including nail salons
  • other hair services; including hair replacement services, scalp treating services
  • makeup salons;
  • makeup application services;
  • personal trainers; provided that in Phase 2 any indoor personal training service is limited to appointment-only training with only one customer (or two from the same household) allowed in the facility at a time;

-- Retail dressing rooms, by appointment only;

-- Offices, at 50 percent capacity

Phase 3: Vigilant (June 29 at the earliest)

- Casino gaming floors can open, while their theaters and arenas can reopen sometime in either Phase 3 or 4, according to state guidance.

- Horse racing tracks and simulcast facilities can resume — without spectators.

- Fitness centers and health clubs can open, except for saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms. Parts of fitness businesses that can reopen include:

  • cardio/weight rooms/locker rooms/inside facilities
  • fitness studios (yoga, barre, cross-fit, spin classes, general fitness studios)
  • locker rooms/shower rooms
  • indoor common areas
  • indoor swimming pools
  • indoor racquet courts and gymnasiums

- Movie theaters can open at “moderate” capacity under Phase 3, though specifics have not yet been released on what that means. They can reopen under Phase 4 at a “large” capacity.

- Museums and aquariums can reopen under Phase 3.

- Indoor historic spaces and sites can reopen.

- Theaters and performance venues, such as concert halls, of “moderate” capacity — both indoor and outdoor — can open under Phase 3, though specifics were not provided on what such a capacity would look like. Large performance venues will open in Phase 4.

- Weddings, events, and large gatherings of “moderate” capacity can be held in parks, reservations, and open spaces under Phase 3.

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- Indoor recreational and athletic facilities for general use — not limited to youth programs — can reopen under Phase 3.

- Other indoor recreation such as batting cages, driving ranges, go karts, bowling alleys, arcades, laser tag, roller skating rinks, trampolines, and rock-climbing can reopen under Phase 3.

- Sightseeing and other organized tours, such as bus tours, duck tours, harbor cruises, and whale watching, can resume.

- Fishing and hunting tournaments and other amateur or professional derbies can be held under Phase 3.

- Motion picture, television, and streaming production can begin under Phase 3.

- Health care: Elective cosmetic procedures and in-person day programs can resume under Phase 3.

Phase 4: New Normal (July 20 at the earliest)

- Street festivals, parades, and agricultural festivals can be held.

- Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events can be held.

- Dance clubs, nightclubs, and bars that can’t reopen under restaurant guidelines can resume operations.

- Saunas, hot-tubs, and steam rooms at health clubs, gyms, and other facilities can reopen.

- Amusement parks, theme parks, and both indoor and outdoor water parks can reopen.

Previous Globe reporting was used in this story.


Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss