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29 May, 2020

Somerville Sets Higher Safety Standards & 6/1 Reopening Date for Salons & Barber Shops
After a collaborative effort by Mayor Curtatone, local salon and barbershop owners, the Somerville Board of Health, and City staff, a reopening timeline and safety requirements are now in place for Somerville hair service providers. Establishments will be allowed to reopen on June 1 on the condition that they submit compliant safety plans to the City, follow all safety requirements in the State’s reopening plan, and, until further notice, do not offer blow-drying. More information is available under the What's Open, Closed, and OK? tab at www.somervillema.gov/covid19.

State Releases Safety Standards and Checklists for Lodgings and Restaurants
More information is now available for restaurants and operators of lodgings about reopening standards. Lodgings will be allowed to open with Phase 2, while restaurants may provide outdoor table service at the commencement of Phase 2 and are expected to receive a subsequent order during Phase 2 to allow indoor table service. The Governor will initiate Phase 2 of the Re-Opening Plan by formal Executive Order and only following a careful review of public health data.

COVID-19 Business Needs Survey: Reimagining Open Space and Streets
We know our businesses are eager to rethink how our public spaces, streets, sidewalks, and public parking can be repurposed to help them maintain viability and ensure safety for customers; City staff is too. Please fill out this survey to let us know what might be useful for your business as we explore things like pickup and drop off areas, expanded 15-minute parking zones, widened sidewalks, expanded outdoor dining, and whatever else you've dreamed up while waiting for the curve to flatten.
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