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Massachusetts Sneaks Bar Reopening Back To Phase 4

June 10, 2020

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker quietly shifted one part of the state’s reopening plan without any announcement.

The new plan is that bars will not be able to reopen until Phase 4 of the plan even though the state’s reopening plan announced May 18 stated that they would reopen in Phase 3.

Baker explained his logic at a news briefing in Lawrence on Tuesday.

“The big issue with respect to bars is coming up with a model that we actually believe can be done safely,” he said Tuesday, June 9, according to MassLive. “As we’ve seen in a number of other places around the country that have moved forward very aggressively, they’ve started to see a pretty significant rise in new cases, and we’re going to work very hard to make sure that doesn’t happen in Massachusetts.”

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