In Brief: What Does It Mean To Be In The Green Phase?


Green Phase

After a county transitions to the yellow phase, the state will closely monitor for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for fourteen days, the state will transition the county to the green phase.

The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay at home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.

While this phase will facilitate a return to a “new normal,” it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.

Green Phase

Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions

  • Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged

  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements

  • All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy

  • Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance

  • Congregate Care Restrictions in Place

  • Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities

  • Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance

Social Restrictions

  • Large Recreational Gatherings Remain Restricted

  • Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy

  • Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only

  • Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged

  • All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy

  • Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols

  • All businesses must follow CDC and DOH guidance for social distancing and cleaning

  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

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