Occupancy Limit Clarification
Posted on June 10, 2020
We wanted to share a little clarity on interpreting the mandatory requirement that all Massachusetts businesses, even those deemed essential, limit their office to “25% occupancy”.
According to the state’s written safety standards, the 25% can be based on EITHER of the following:
- The maximum occupancy limits set for your building/space per code. Please note, this is the occupancy limit set in your certificate of occupancy.
- Your business’ typical occupancy as of March 1, 2020.
Since either interpretation is acceptable, using the first methodology (25% of the maximum occupancy) should allow most businesses greater leeway in staffing the office.
- “Non-essential” businesses must comply with this occupancy limit immediately upon opening their doors.
- “Essential” businesses have until July 1 to comply.
- If the 25% occupancy limitation interferes with the continued delivery of your critical service, you can seek an exception from your local Board of Health.
Like all things COVID-19, changes are happening constantly. We are sharing information we hope you find helpful and relevant. Our communications are also posted onto our Website Newsroom at https://aronsoninsurance.com/category/news-and-press-releases/.
Stay safe and let us know if we can be of assistance.