Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces in Massachusetts
These new standards apply universally to all workplaces in Massachusetts, and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers.
The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the COVID-19 Command Center developed new Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards in consultation with the Reopening Advisory Board. These new standards will apply universally to all reopening workplaces, and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers during the first phase of reopening, and are applicable to all sectors and industries.
These safety standards have been supplemented by sector-specific safety protocols and recommended best practices, which provide further details and limited exceptions.
Social Distancing Policy
Staffing and Operations
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Sector Specific Safety Protocols and Best Practices
Mandatory safety protocols and recommended best practices for sectors that were eligible to open in Phases 1, 2 and 3. Additional sector guidance for future phases will be issued at a later date.
Information to help businesses meet the self-certification requirement.
All businesses must meet these requirements before reopening.