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.

On March 10, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency, giving the Administration more flexibility to respond to the outbreak. Read more about the declaration.

The latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is always available

For the latest on case counts in the United States, visit the CDC website.