FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday explained that the businesses that are “most likely to be successful” in reopening without further spreading the coronavirus could be given the green light to open their doors next week but he also stressed that Massachusetts’ path to a new normal will present an “uncomfortable” test of patience for many residents.
While speaking during a news conference at a drive-through testing site at Stanley Street Treatment and Resources in Fall River, Baker reminded residents who are eager to get back out into society to be respectful of the fact that 3,000 COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized across the state and that about 1,000 people are still fighting for their lives in the ICU.
“I would love to be able to open up everything tomorrow,” Baker said. “But that would be an incredibly irresponsible thing to do.”