BOSTON — One week before the date he has targeted for the start of a phased reopening plan, Gov. Charlie Baker outlined a 4-stage approach to reopening the state’s economy in a COVID-19 world.
He labeled the phases:
1. Start – “We’re looking at industries that are more naturally set up to have little face-to-face interactions and workplaces that are better able to manage face-to-face customer interactions with certain conditions.”
2. Cautious – “We plan to have more industries with more face-to-face interactions resume operations, again with conditions.”
3. Vigilant – “Where we can allow for loosening of some of the restrictions from the earlier phases if, in fact, the public health data continues to conform to the terms we’re all pursuing.”
4. New Normal – “We all know life will be different but as the medical and life sciences communities make progress in developing treatments or vaccines, we can really begin to put this virus into the rear-view mirror.”