COVID-19 Re-Opening

See for When Can My Business Open and Four-Phased Approach information, following transition from stay-at-home order to Safer at Home Advisory.

See Phase 2 Reopening Order and June 1, 2020 Guidance for the Industries on the Re-Opening Plan.

Click here to ask questions or submit comments about reopening, and here to report complaints.

Here is the June 1, 2020 Select Board and Board of Health Joint Emergency Rule and Order (Rev. 7/2/20).

Governor Baker announced updated guidance June 30, 2020 for those traveling to Massachusetts:

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days.

For Massachusetts travel information, please visit the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website here: Travel Information Related to COVID-19. For national travel information, please visit

Phase 3 Re-Opening Order for July 6, 2020 and July 2, 2020 Second Revised Order Regulating Gatherings

Restaurants Step 1 Phase 3

Lodgings  Step1 Phase 3

Retail Step 1 Phase 3

Theaters and Performance venues Step 1 Phase 3

Fitness Centers and Health Clubs Step 1 Phase 3

Indoor and Outdoor Events Step 1 Phase 3

Indoor Recreation Step 1 Phase 3

Museums/Cultural/Historic/Tours Step 1 Phase 3

Indoor Pools Step 1 Phase 3

Close Personal Contact Personal Services Step 1 Phase 3

Sectors Not Otherwise Addressed Step 1 Phase 3

Here is the Order Further Advancing the Re-Opening of Phase 2 Enterprises starting June 22, 2020.

Here is the COVID-19 State of Emergency webpage with all updates, emergency orders and State Guidance.

All businesses must meet self-certification requirements before reopening in the appropriate Phase. 

Here are links to the State website for the documents you are required to review, complete and/or post:

Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

Reopening Control Plan

Compliance Attestation Poster

Employer Poster and Worker Poster

Additionally, businesses must meet Sector-Specific Guidance Safety Standards and Checklists to reopen.

These documents must be available upon request or inspection and operators are responsible for ensuring compliance with these safety standards and checklists.

Here are links to Sector-Specific Safety Standards and Checklists (scroll to ’Quick Reference Document’ for two downloadable PDFs) for:

Restaurants and the additional Provincetown Board of Health and Licensing Board joint guidance


Step 2 of Phase 2 Starting 6/22/20

Retail ’Step 1’ reopening in Phase 2

Retail ’Step 2’ of Phase 2

Personal Services  ’Step 1’ reopening in Phase 2

Personal Services with Close Contact, allowed in ’Step 2’ reopening in Phase 2

Office Spaces

Hair Salons and Barbershops ’Step 1’ of reopening Phase 2

Hair Salons and Barbershops ’Step 2’ of reopening Phase 2


Outdoor Recreation including Semi-Public Pools, Beaches, Sports/Leagues/Camps, Parks/Open Space/Outdoor Recreation, Playgrounds and Outdoor Fitness, and Campgrounds.

Child Care and Youth Programs

Sectors not otherwise addressed

Click here for print-ready posters prepared by Cape Cod Re-Opening Task Force (such as ’No Mask No Service’)

DPH Summertime COVID Safety Guidance

Cape Cod Re-Opening Task Force

COVID-19 Health Equity Advisory Group