Thursday, June 4, 2020

Here’s what reopening of malls and retail businesses will look like

Boston Business Journal
Massachusetts released lengthy guidelines on Wednesday for the retail businesses opening during Phase 2 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. The new standards replace the existing Department of Public Health guidance governing grocery stores and pharmacies.

The guidelines are broken down into social distancing, hygiene, staffing and operations, and cleaning and disinfecting.

Among the social distancing guidelines, stores will operate at 40 percent capacity or eight people (including staff) per 1,000 square feet. Everyone must stay 6 feet apart, and stores must have markers in their stores to guide customers. Partitions must be installed if social distancing isn’t possible. Everyone must wear a face covering unless the covering itself is not possible due to a medical condition.. . . more