Reopening Arlington Safely

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On May 18th the State released the Reopening Massachusetts Plan, which details a four-phased strategy to responsibly reopen businesses and activities while continuing to fight COVID-19. Arlington is closely following this plan and is working closely with businesses to provide additional guidance. Much of this guidance comes from the State's Mandatory Standards for Workplaces. 

On this page you will find frequently asked questions related to what to expect when visiting Arlington businesses. View resources for businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

For other restrictions around Town please visit the Closures, Restrictions, and Advisories page.

It is important to note that businesses are not required to be inspected by state or local authorities prior to opening. However, they are required to self certify for compliance with workplace safety and sector specific safety standards issued by the State. Each business is required to develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, each business must sign and post a compliance attestation poster in a visible location to both employees and customers. Concerns about workplace standards can be directed to the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards at  508-616-0461 x9488 and/or the Arlington Health Department at 781-316-3170.

Please check this page for updates as new businesses and organizations are phased in and be sure to support local businesses, safely.

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