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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Phased Reopening Announced & May 14th VTH

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Today, Governor Baker announced a four-phased approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply universally to all workplaces that are open in Phase 1, and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers. As the Lt. Governor and I have mentioned on our weekly calls, this phased reopening (driven by public health indicators and guidance) charts a course to allow some businesses, services, and activities to resume, while protecting public health and limiting a resurgence of new COVID-19 cases.

You can learn more about the four-phase approach and Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards by reading:

The Reopening Advisory Board is scheduled to present a report on the reopening of the Massachusetts economy on May 18th. As has been noted previously, the timelines and rollout of reopening will be anchored in evidence that the public health threat is being effectively managed in Massachusetts.


Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Brookline’s Small Business Community

Hosted by the Small Business Development Committee

Thursday, May 14, 2020

9:00-10:00 AM

The public may access this meeting via Zoom remote videoconferencing. See information about how to access the meeting below.

Zoom videoconference link:

Phone:  +1 312 626 6799 

Webinar ID: 886 4446 5341

The Small Business Development Committee is hosting a series of remote meetings, which are held in accordance with the March 3, 2020 Executive Order, to update Brookline’s small business community on the Town’s response to COVID-19, answer any questions, and hear from businesses about the challenges that they are currently facing.

9:00 am           Opening remarks and Town operations update on COVID-19 response (Select Board Member Raul Fernandez, Small Business Development Committee Chair)

9:05 am           Updates from Economic Development Division staff

9:10 am           Q&A with Pat Maloney, Director of Environmental Health for the Town of Brookline


10:00 am         Conclude meeting

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