Officials, health experts and business leaders are trying to envision what a "reopened" Massachusetts might look like. But Gov. Charlie Baker says it's too soon to be thinking of putting any new rules into effect.
"We need to be on the other side of the curve before we do any of this stuff," he said at Wednesday's daily update on the novel coronavirus pandemic. "And then the question becomes what are going to be the rules, how are they going to work."
The state is in the midst of what is being described as a "surge" in cases of COVID-19, the highly contagious novel coronavirus that has killed more than 45,000 Americans and nearly 2,000 Bay Staters.
Once those cases peak and begin to decline, officials say they can start talking about phasing a restart of the economy — with the knowledge that a second or third wave of the pandemic is likely. Schools have been closed through the end of the academic year but educators are considering what will have to be in place for them to open in the fall.
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