First Steps Toward Re-Opening Businesses in Bedford

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There is good news for anyone who has put a haircut at the top of their wish list for when the pandemic is over. The emergency is not over, but restrictions on some personal services and other enterprizes will be lifted on May 25.

The Bedford Board of Health voted Wednesday to rescind certain sections of the Personal Services restrictions enacted by the Bedford Board of Health in the Declaration of a Public Health Emergency issued March 19, 2020.  These are in keeping with Phase 1 of reopening as outlined by Governor Charlie Baker in Phase 1 of his reopening plan.

  • Barbershops and hair salons may reopen, but not nail salons. Those that do open must observe safety rules such as masks, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, and regular cleaning
  • Car washes may open for exterior cleaning only
  • Outside courts and fields may be open, though not for sports involving bodily contact or for team or pick-up play where equipment is shared
  • Restrictions on Houses of Worship were rescinded by the Governor as of May 18, 2020,  but congregations are urged to use best practices outlined in the protocols
  • Restrictions on manufacturing and construction are rescinded, but safety protocols outlines for both sectors remain in place.

For more details and recommendations for best practices, see Re-Opening Massachusetts


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