Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Massachusetts businesses hoping for May 18 end to coronavirus shutdown can wait for answers: Charlie Baker

Boston Herald
There are more questions than answers for Massachusetts businesses hoping to reopen next week — but won’t know if they will be allowed to unlock their doors until Monday, when Gov. Charlie Baker’s order banning non-essential business operations is slated to expire.

“The folks that are most likely to be able to operate successfully on the 18th are going to be many of the folks that are currently operating — the essential businesses,” Baker said, speaking after a tour of MatTek life sciences lab in Ashland on Tuesday.

“The second group that’s likely to come up earliest are going to be people who work in ways and in spaces that don’t have a lot of face-to-face interaction with customers as part of their regular business,” Baker said. . . . more