As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to trend downward around the state, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Saturday that thousands of businesses and recreational facilities would be allowed to resume services beginning Monday, June 8, as the state enters phase two of its gradual reopening plan.

The announcement comes with the arrival of summer on the Island, as Main street businesses — shuttered for months and worried about long-term survival — enter a new chapter of the coronavirus pandemic. Some towns, including Edgartown, have already begun planning for a different downtown configuration for summer.

“We’ve been successful in bending the curve on Covid-19,” Governor Baker said at a press briefing Saturday. “We’ve asked a lot of everybody here in the commonwealth . . . to get to this point.“

Phase two of the governor’s plan will allow retail stores, lodging services, and restaurants with outdoor dining, as well as many other businesses, to open Monday, with strict requirements for social distancing.

Retail establishments will be limited to 40 per cent of their normal capacity, or eight people for every 1,000 square feet of floor space, according to the governor’s phase two guidelines. Restaurants will restricted to outdoor seating, with tables spaced six feet apart. Indoor seating will follow later in phase two.

Hotels, which have been closed to anyone but essential workers, will be allowed to reopen as well, under the condition that they meet a litany of safety protocols.

“This pandemic has put a major burden on our economy, and we know people are very eager to get back to their routines,” Lieut. Gov. Karyn Polito said at the press briefing.

Numerous recreational and child care facilities will also be allowed to reopen on Monday, the governor announced. They include playgrounds, day care centers, parks, day camps and youth sports. Hospitals will be allowed to resume most preventive care procedures and screenings, such as mammograms.

The second phase of the state’s reopening comes as public health data regarding the virus has consistently trended downward over the past month. The state has seen declines in its positive case rate, hospitalization rate and death rate, despite eclipsing the 100,000 case threshold earlier this week.

Governor Baker said previously that each phase of the state’s gradual, four-step approach to reopening would last a minimum of three weeks. Phase one, begun in late May, allowed a limited number of businesses, like barber shops, to reopen.

Monday was the earliest possible date that phase two could begin.

Phase three, which would allow movie theaters, museums and gyms to reopen, can begin no earlier than June 29.

Governor Baker, who all along has used key health metrics to inform his decision making, said he will continue to rely on public health professionals for guidance.

“Our health care providers have done an incredible job,” the governor said. “We are clearly on the path to beat the virus . . . but until there are medical breakthroughs we have to continue to fight the fight,” he also said.

“We have a way to go to get to what we could call a permanent new normal.”