On May 18th, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the Commonwealth’s four-phase roadmap (the “Plan”) to reopening business operations in the Commonwealth. Order Implementing a Phased Reopening of Workplaces and Imposing Workplace Safety Measures to Address COVID-19, a.k.a. Covid-19 Order No. 33 (the “Reopening Order”).
It’s a difficult time with significant challenges facing retail operators. Whether it is social distancing, states of emergency or mandatory business shutdowns, businesses need to understand their rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic: