Amidst the numerous questions about Massachusetts’ coronavirus response, one keeping popping up: Will non-essential businesses open up again on May 4?


Gov. Charlie Baker was asked again for an update on the ban during a press conference on Monday, but he reiterated his statements from over the weekend, expressing a need for a plan to reopen.

“So as I said in my remarks, we are continuing to see what I would call a plateau with respect to our hospitalization rates,” Baker said. “…We believe that it’s important for us to create some clarity around this issue with respect to May 4 and you’ll hear from us later on this week on that.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, however, took a hard stance during a press conference today, saying the city would not be reopening on May 4.


Source: WBUR