Yarmouth COVID-19 Re-Opening Guidelines

Yarmouth Town Seal ImageAs we work together as a Town, region and country to re-open our communities safely and effectively, we will offer guidance here for our businesses and citizens to better understand the current status of re-opening as well as provide guidelines to ensure we continue on a safe and common path together. 

Yarmouth Phased Re-Opening Guidance (Updated June 6)

On June 6 the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Phase II of the Massachusetts re-opening will commence on Monday June 8. Restaurants and retail stores will be permitted to re-open with restrictions. For a full list of businesses permitted to re-open in Phase II, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen

The Town of Yarmouth is currently finalizing a streamlined process to review requests from restaurants seeking to temporarily expand outdoor seating and/or outdoor alcohol service. This process will be finalized by June 10th and published on this webpage.

On May 18 the Baker-Polito Administration announced a comprehensive four-phase plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced details regarding Phase II of Massachusetts Re-Opening. The start date of Phase II is June 8, 2020.

Business Requirements for Re-Opening

Information to help businesses meet the self-certification requirement to reopen. All businesses must meet these requirements before reopening. Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor’s March 23, 2020 Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25, 2020 to comply with these mandatory safety standards.

  • All businesses and activities, as they reopen, must meet mandatory minimum safety standards.
  • Massachusetts businesses must develop a written control plan outlining how its workplace will comply with the mandatory safety standards for operation in the COVID-19 reopening period. This template may be filled out to meet that requirement. Control plans do not need to be submitted for approval but must be kept on premise and made available in the case of an inspection or outbreak.
  • Customer facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post the compliance attestation poster in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors.
  • Posters must be displayed within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning/disinfecting.

Mass Re-Opening Phases (Click to View Chart)

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Business Re-Opening Phases (Click to View Chart)

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Town of Yarmouth Re-Opening Guidance