Each step in Governor Baker's 4-phased reopening plan was projected to last at least three weeks. But right now, we're currently in the fourth week of Phase 2.

Phase 3, which includes the reopening of museums, fitness centers and indoor recreation centers, could get underway at any time.

Governor Baker has said public health trends regarding coronavirus within Massachusetts would determine whether the state moves forward to a new phase. But as the Commonwealth gets closer towards Phase 3, several other states have either paused or rolled back their reopening plans.

Phase 3, which at the earliest can start this Monday, July 6, opens the doors for many businesses including casinos, movie theaters and many more.

Here’s a partial list of everything that will open once Massachusetts begins phase 3:

  • Fitness centers and health clubs which include: including cardio, weight rooms, locker rooms, fitness studios,shower rooms, indoor common areas, indoor swimming pools, indoor racquet courts and gymnasiums. This phase does not include saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms.
  • Museums
  • Aquariums
  • Gaming floor and theaters inside casinos
  • Moderate-sized movie theaters. Large capacity theaters are set for phase 4.
  • Non-athletic instructional classes in arts, education, life skills now open to all ages. Phase 2 allowed children under 18 and in groups of less than 10.
  • Weddings, events, large gatherings in parks, reservations and open spaces
  • Motion picture and television streaming production
  • Overnight camps including sports and arts
  • Limited organized youth and adult amateur sports programs and activities - indoor and outdoor for all ages.
  • Indoor batting cages, driving ranges, go karts, bowling alleys, arcades, laser tag, roller skating rinks, trampolines, rock climbing
  • Indoor historic spaces and sites
  • Fishing and hunting tournaments and other amateur and professional derbies

For the complete list of reopening businesses and more on the story, visit Mass Live's website here.

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