All Industries Get Green Light To Open Saturday; Some Pandemic Restrictions Remain

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As of this Saturday, May 29, per the Governor’s rescinded orders, all industries in Massachusetts will be permitted to open, and gathering limits will be lifted.

In line with updated CDC guidance, the face covering order will become an advisory. Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a face covering or social distance, except for in certain situations. Non-vaccinated individuals are still advised to continue wearing a face covering, and to continue social distancing.

CapeSpace, for example, noted its return to “normalcy,” in a newsletter to subscribers on Friday. Their co-working spaces in Hyannis and Mashpee will no longer require facemasks, “although we do encourage unvaccinated individuals to continue to wear facemasks.” The business’s conference rooms will return to full capacity and guest registration will no longer be required.

CapeSpace installed a hospital-grade HEPA air filtration system, will continue its daily professional cleaning and have sanitation stations with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes

“During the shutdown and subsequent restrictive period, we began offering all members free use of private rooms for up to two hours per day.  We will continue to offer this at least until the end of the summer,” CEO and CapeSpace founder Robbin Orbison said.

Face coverings will still be required on public and private transportation, healthcare facilities, congregate care settings, and rehabilitative day services. Face coverings will also remain required indoors for staff and students of K through 12 schools and early education providers. Businesses maintain the right to still require masks.

“I’m confident people will be responsible,” said Ceci Hadawar, owner of the women’s clothing and shoe boutique If The Shoe Fits in Chatham. “We are going mask-less. We’ll leave it up to people to decide if they want to wear one.”

For more information on the lifted guidance, visit mass.gov.

 

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