May 18: Essential businesses, manufacturing, construction. May 25: Hair, pet grooming, car washes, beaches, parks, limited personnel in offices outside Boston. June 1: Limited personnel in Boston offices.
With restrictions and limitations: Retail, restaurants, lodging, nail salons, day spas, campgrounds, playgrounds.
With restrictions and limitations: Bars, casinos, fitness, and gyms, museums, youth sports.
Full resumption of activity, including nightclubs and large venues.
The highly anticipated road map, which Baker laid out Monday, outlines four phases of re-opening, each lasting for at least three weeks. (Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Pool, Video: Handout)
This is what it’s like to get tested for COVID-19
Somerville offered all residents free testing, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms of COVID-19. So I took them up on the offer. (Video by Steve Annear and Shelby Lum|Globe Staff)
An hour on the COVID ICU overnight shift
Bianca Dintino's overnight shift as the COVID ICU charge nurse is a steady stream of patient alarms and PPE quick changes at Tufts Medical Center May 4. (Video by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Three Massachusetts private nursing homes were issued initial termination notices from MassHealth on Monday for failing to meet expectations during the coronavirus pandemic and for having historic records of poor performance, officials said. 1 hour ago
The Baker administration said Monday it would open a seventeenth free testing site in Framingham as part of its “Stop the Spread” campaign to make testing more readily available to people with or without COVID-19 symptoms in communities with concerning infection trends. 6:55 p.m.
The new numbers follow a weekend in which the state reported increased daily case counts, as testing has remained relatively flat, leading some experts to urge a rollback of the state’s reopening. 4:25 p.m.
Even as the pandemic continues to rage, many temporary wage increases have come to an end. The lawn signs hailing front-line workers are fading; the thank-yous have dwindled. So what happens now? 11:08 a.m.