MA Gov. Baker closes all non-essential business as of noon Tue 3.24.20 thru April 7 at noon. Watch Gov. Baker’s announcement here…
The MA Department of Public Health is also issuing a “stay-at-home” advisory, which will also be in effect until April 7, Baker said. “Everyone is advised to stay home and limit all unnecessary activities…The people of Massachusetts are meeting this challenge exactly the way we would expect — with determination, cool heads, and a selfless sense of community,” Baker said.
He said that while areas like public parks will remain open for exercise, there should be no touch football games or similar activities that involve close person-to-person contact.
Essential businesses include grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities and gas stations. He said the order closing non-essential businesses would primarily be enforced “at the local level.”