Gov. Baker announced that most of Massachusetts will move into Phase 3 of the reopening plan starting Monday July 6. Boston is excepted, but those allowed to loosen restrictions and/or restart include gyms, tour buses at half capacity, casinos, fitness centers, museums and cultural venues (all with capacity and distancing restrictions in place as well). None of this loosens our personal mask wearing and social distancing guidelines! We must stay alert. Importantly, phase 3 will not allow bars and and nightclubs to open yet.
Here are some snapshots from yesterday’s (July 2 2020) daily update. It was disappointing to see the number of deaths shoot up a bit after the dramatic ZERO day recently so we know we need to keep our guard up even as we are stepping forward. For myself, I cannot wait to get back to my microfilm research at the library!