Governor Baker made several announcements today on Massachusetts' reopening plans. Starting Friday, residents will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors in spaces where social distancing is possible. On May 10, amusement parks and outdoor water parks can reopen at 50% capacity. And the biggest news of all: all businesses can reopen without restrictions by August 1 — at the latest.
Plus, high school students will return to the classroom for full-time, in-person learning on May 17, joining middle and elementary school students who returned this week.
We're joined by WBUR Senior State House Reporter Steve Brown to discuss these latest developments in the state's reopening plan and what they mean for the Commonwealth. We also hear reactions and take listener questions on the new plans for gathering sizes and outdoor masking with Dr. Shira Doron, infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center; and Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center.
This segment aired on April 27, 2021.