Phase 2 announced in Mass.: Youth sports are back

Rob Bradford
June 06, 2020 - 2:33 pm

It's not the return of the Red Sox, Celtics, or Bruins, but the news delivered by Governor Charlie Baker Saturday offered some optimism for sports fans.

As part of Massachusetts' plan to reopen the state while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Baker announced that the state would be entering Phase 2 Monday. Included in that plan will be the return of youth and amateur sports with guidelines.

The following are what Baker identified as returning Monday (with guidelines):

Retail, with occupancy limits;

Childcare facilities and day camps, with detailed guidance;

Restaurants, outdoor table service only;

Hotels and other lodgings, no events, functions or meetings;

Warehouses and distribution centers;

Personal services without close physical contact, such as home cleaning, photography, window washing, career coaching and education tutoring;

Post-secondary, higher education, vocational-tech and occupation schools for the purpose of completing graduation requirements;

Youth and adult amateur sports, with detailed guidance;

Outdoor recreation facilities

Professional sports practices, no games or public admissions;

Non-athletic youth instructional classes in arts, education or life skills and in groups of less than 10;

Driving and flight schools

Outdoor historical spaces, no functions, gatherings or guided tours;

Funeral homes, with occupancy limits

For a more detailed description of the next stage in reopening, click here.