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.
- 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.
- 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.