Western Mass. Chambers Of Commerce Have Advice For Governor On Reopening

Western Mass. Chambers Of Commerce Have Advice For Governor On Reopening

  MAY 15, 2020  New England Public Radio

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has said he’ll unveil a reopening plan next week for the state’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Things are vague. They’re not really sure what’s moving forward and how to move forward,” Creed said. “Clarity for those folks is going to be key to them successfully reopening.”

Jonathan Butler, president of the economic development group 1Berkshire, said he’s looking for a regional approach.

“It would be consistent with a lot of advocacy that has come from the Berkshires, that as the state does reopen, that they’ll consider the data in the Berkshires, and how we’re actually trending in a much better direction with regards to cases of COVID-19,” Butler said.

Butler said that could also work for other parts of the state that have seen fewer cases of the virus

Other states, including Connecticut and Vermont, will embark upon their reopening plans next week, including allowing retailers to open with precautions.

New Hampshire allowed some businesses to reopen this week.

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