Rep. Pressley: State 'Isn't Ready' For Phased Reopening

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley called on Gov. Charlie Baker to reconsider the phased reopening plan his administration rolled out Monday, writing on Twitter that the state "isn't ready to 'reopen'" and criticizing the view that public health needs and economic recovery are competing interests.

"Yesterday’s announcement left us with more questions than answers and I have been on the phone with families worried about childcare, faith leaders concerned it is not safe to gather, and small businesses worried about their workers’ health & access to PPE," Pressley, a freshman Democrat, said in a Tuesday morning tweet.

The first phase of the gradual revival of public life began Monday, but non-emergency child care facilities will remain closed until at least the second phase. Businesses will need to abide by mandatory safety requirements, including face-coverings for every employee.



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