Gov. Baker provides update on Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan

BOSTON (WHDH) - Gov. Charlie Baker provided an update Monday regarding the status of Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan.

He is expected to issue an executive order allowing some employees to return to work in preparation for the second phase which could begin as early as next Monday and the state is working to provide extra assistance to workers.

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Phase 2 includes reopening restaurants and hotels.

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“Reopening certain businesses also requires our state to consider how to ramp up other critical services to support our workers and their families,” Baker said. “Today, our administration will also released guidance for childcare, recreational summer camps, and youth programs. These programs can reopen in Phase 2.”

The anticipated executive action will also allow professional sports teams to start practicing again.

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However, sports facilities will remain closed to the public.

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