Update: Monday, May 18th – 5:00 p.m.
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In This Update:
- The re-opening framework
- Safer at Home Advisory
- State resources
The Four-Phase Plan to Reopen
Today, the Baker-Polito Administration released its framework and report for reopening the state. To summarize, this will be a very cautious, methodical, and data-driven phased approach in order to avoid the risk of further spread of the virus. It is not in any way an instantaneous rewind to before times.
The plan is inherently the responsibility of every person to work cooperatively to ensure the four key actions are upheld on a daily basis:
- face coverings in public spaces
- physical distancing
- increased hand washing and sanitation
- staying home when feeling unwell
Each phase of the reopening plan will last at minimum 3 weeks and different sectors/businesses will reopen at each phase but only if a decline in the number of infections and hospitalizations support it. Details of the reopening plan can be found at Mass.gov/Reopening
. Here you will find:
Safer at Home
Not to put too fine of a point on this, but the Reopening of Massachusetts is NOT a return to before times. As of this week, the Governor’s Stay at Home Advisory is now the Safer at Home Advisory and this really sums it up. We are all safer and are keeping vulnerable populations safer when we stay at home. It’s pretty much what we’ve been doing since March. We’re good at this by now, Weston, so keep at it.
Remain vigilant in being cautious and courteous. The face coverings is for the protection of others. If you cannot keep a 6-foot physical distance from another person - especially when outside - you need to cover your mouth and face.
There are remaining details that are being worked through at the state level and Town Officials and the Emergency Management Team are discussing how to reopen Weston within the framework set by the state. The team is currently reviewing the safety measures for the Weston Public Library, the Building Department, and the Recreation Department. These details will be announced through this update, as well as Weston.org/Status when they become available.