Massachusetts restaurants, retail shops, child care facilities and hotels got the green light Saturday to emerge from their government-induced slumbers beginning on Monday, though every business that reopens will have to follow mandatory safety regulations and industry-specific guidelines for keeping workers and customers safe as the highly-contagious coronavirus continues to circulate.

Gov. Charlie Baker said Saturday afternoon that the public health data the state uses to track the COVID-19 pandemic has been trending in the right direction and that the virus has receded enough to allow another measured step towards what used to be normal. As of Friday, Massachusetts had seen 102,557 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and likely many more, and had lost 7,235 people to the virus.

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