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Coronavirus Updates

The Bay State is getting ready to reopen after passing the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, and Governor Baker has unveiled the four step process that will hopefully bring Massachusetts through to the “New Normal” post COVID-19.

“We’re anxious to try to get everybody back up and going as soon as it makes sense,” the Governor said. “The goal of the reopening plan is to methodically allow certain businesses, services, and activities to resume, protecting public health and limiting a possible resurgence of new COVID-19 cases.”

State officials are hoping to begin the process on Monday, May 18th.

“In the first phase you should probably start with the things that don’t have a lot of direct contact with customers.” Baker said. “Or things where, if there is direct contact for customers, it’s the kind of direct contact you believe you could really carefully manage.”

“These last couple of months have obviously been painful and difficult and frustrating for us all,” the Governor said. “We are seeing positive signs that the work everybody has done has been paying off, and that makes it possible for us to be serious about a phased reopening.”

COVID-19 Update: May 11, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders will provide an update on the Commonwealth's ongoing response to COVID-19.