MA Gov. Baker announces emergency on 3 week school closures, prohibiting gatherings of 25 of more.
On March 15, Governor Baker issued an emergency order closing public & private schools for 3 weeks. Elementary and Secondary Schools: suspend educational operations from March 17 until April 6. Full order available here.
Gatherings & Restaurants: Governor Baker issued an emergency order limiting gatherings to 25 individuals and prohibiting on-premises consumption of food or drink at bars and restaurants, beginning on March 17 and effective until April 6. The full order is available here.
Health Care: The Department of Public Health issued guidance today that includes the following:
- All commercial insurers, self-insured plans, and the Group Insurance Commission are required to cover medically necessary telehealth services related to COVID-19 testing and treatment. The full order is available here.
The latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is always available at mass.gov/COVID19.
For the latest on case counts in the United States, visit the CDC website.