Phase 3 of reopening Massachusetts begins Monday, July 6 across Massachusetts, except Boston, where Phase 3 will begin July 13.
Like Phase 2, Phase 3 is also broken into two parts.
Among the businesses allowed to reopen Monday during the first part of Phase 3 are:
- Fitness centers and health clubs
- Movie theaters
- Indoor pools
- Museums, cultural and historical sites
- Some indoor recreational activities with low potential for contact
Casinos were also given the green light to reopen, but Massachusetts casinos announced they will wait until July 13 to reopen gaming floors.
Outdoor performance venues are allowed to reopen with restrictions, but indoor venues must wait until Phase 4.
Indoor activities with greater potential for contact, such as roller skating, laser tag, and trampoline parks must wait until Step 2 of Phase 3 to reopen.
Professional sports teams, under the authority of league-wide rules, may also hold games without spectators.
As businesses reopen, they will have to adhere to many guidelines and rules.
Gyms must limit capacity to 40%. Mask are required while working out unless a person can stay 14 feet away from others.
Equipment must be spaced at least six feet apart if barriers are installed. If no barriers are installed, exercise areas must be 14 feet apart.
While gym floors may reopen, showers, saunas and steam rooms must remain closed until Phase 4.
Weddings and other events can also resume with limited capacity, however, bars and dance floors are not allowed.
Correction: An earlier version of this article said that overnight camps will reopen in Phase 3. They reopen in Phase 4.
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