Gov. Baker signs executive order to begin part 2 of phase 3 reopening plan


(WWLP) – Governor Baker has signed an executive order allowing certain communities in the state to advance in the re-opening process.

As of October 5, every city and town in western Massachusetts has the ok to move into part 2 of phase 3 in the states re-opening plan.

That means that arcades, trampoline parks, obstacle courses, roller rinks, and laser tag in our area can all re-open, operating at 50 percent capacity. The same goes for gyms, museums, libraries and driving and flight schools.

Governor Baker weighing in on his reasoning said, “We’ve learned a lot through our own tracing efforts and by watching other states who were hard hit by COVID early on as well, and we’ve seen that the activities we’re moving forward with today have not led to significant transmission in other states.”

When it comes to gatherings, the number of people that can attend events at outdoor public venues has been expanded to 100 people. The limit on indoor gatherings remains at 25 people and the limit on private outdoor gatherings will remain capped at 50 people.

Governor Baker also warns that communities will be moved back a phase if there’s an increase in cases amid the new guidance.

The best way to avoid that from happening is to remain safe and follow public health guidelines.

Under this executive order, you’ll also be allowed to try on clothing items while shopping; Fitting rooms were given the green light to re-open.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Only on | Digital First

More Digital First

State Police Overtime Scandal

More State Police Overtime Investigation

Trending Stories

Donate Today

Contests and Sweepstakes