Friday, March 27, 2020
Governor Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses to Cease In-Person Operations, and Directs the Department of Public Health to Issue Stay-At-Home Advisory for Two Weeks
Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.
Residents are advised to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities during this two-week time period. Residents over 70 years of age or with underlying health conditions, who are considered at high risk when exposed to COVID-19, should limit social interactions with other people as much as possible. This is an advisory and not a requirement.
Go to https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-charlie-baker-orders-all-non-essential-businesses-to-cease-in-person-operation to read this morning’s Press Release from the Governor’s Office, which contains links to the full list of categories of “COVID-19 Essential Services”, a copy of the Emergency Order, and a copy of Guidance of Assemblages.
This is a developing situation – please continue to check this site for updates