On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that social distancing and the closing of non-essential businesses been extended from May 4th to May 18th. Baker also announced the organization of a panel to plan the reopening of the economy. The 17-member panel will come up with strategies to re-open in phases. Although the panel’s report is due on May 18th, it was made clear public that health data and guidance from health care experts will dictate the timeline of the re-opening process.

Here’s a list of who is on the panel. Looks like a solid bunch!

Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos Inc.
Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of maritime and strategic systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems
Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid 7
Dan Rivera, mayor of the city of Lawrence
Rochelle Walensky of Mass. General Hospital
Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks
Joe Bahena, senior vice president of Joseph Abboud Manufacturing
Kathryn Burton, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s chief of staff
Laurie Leshin, president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Linda Markham, president of Cape Air
Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health
Monica Bharel, public health commissioner of Massachusetts
Nicole LaChapelle, mayor of the city of Easthampton
Pamela Everhart, head of regional public affairs and community relations, Fidelity Investments
Stephanie Pollack, Baker’s transportation chief
Steve DiFillippo, CEO of Davios Restaurants
Wendy Hudson, owner of Nantucket Book Partners

We shall see.

Please remember to stay at home.  If you have to go out, remember to wear a mask! 

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