Today, Massachusetts will move into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, which will include casinos, movie theaters, museums, and gyms.

As Massachusetts continues to track toward decreasing COVID-19 cases, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Phase 3 of the plan will proceed. Governor Baker stated, “Phase 3 contains some bigger players that will certainly draw more people into indoor settings.”

Under strict guidelines, the following businesses and activities will be able to open:

  • Sports teams can hold games, sans spectators
  • Gyms
  • Museums
  • Movie Theaters
  • Outdoor Performance Venues
  • Duck Tours
  • Casinos
  • Weddings, events and large gatherings if they are in parks and open spaces

Phase 3 will be two steps: the first beginning today and the second step of Phase 3 beginning on July 13. Coming in step 2 will be the update to gatherings, which will be a max of 25 people are now allowed to gather in indoor spaces, with 100 people gathering outdoors.

Wondering when Phase 4 will begin? According to Governor Baker, that will not be happening until a COVID-19 vaccine is made available.

For full-guidance, please visit the State’s full update and plan of attack here.