Gov. Baker responds to concerns about when Mass. will re-open following COVID-19

BOSTON — Some people are not getting paid, some can't see certain relatives. People are getting anxious about when the restrictions will be lifted.

We asked Governor Charlie Baker when will this transition back to normal begin, he told Boston 25 News that the state is doing a lot better than it was projected to, but he says we are not out of the worst of it yet.

“This is like the 3rd or 4th quarter and we are holding our own here,” Gov. Baker said. “But don't let the virus win the game. Play it all the way to the end."

Some people are beginning to express frustration. There was a weekend rally on Cape Cod protesting the ongoing restrictions. Boston 25 News gets emails daily from people who say they have not been paid in a month and can't pay their bills.

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"I think we all want to move on from this, believe me,” Gov. Baker said. “But I think it is really important for people to understand what is at stake."

Because the virus is so contagious and dangerous to some people, the governor made it clear it is too dangerous to jump the gun.

"I get the fact that there is a lot of anxiety out there. But what people need to remember here is that it is the public health issue associated with COVID-19 and coronavirus that required us to separate from one another," he said.

Gov. Baker added that the administration is working non-stop on what the reopening would look like. He says the driving force behind the decision is public safety.

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