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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.
The Baker-Polito Administration issued a list of designated businesses and other organizations that provide essential services (PDF) and workforces related to COVID-19 that shall continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during this two-week time period.
The Baker-Polito Administration Order also limits gatherings to 10 people during the state of emergency (PDF), a reduction from the 25 person limit established in an earlier order.
This includes community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, and any similar event or activity that brings together more than 10 persons in any confined indoor or outdoor space. The order does not prohibit gatherings of more than 10 people in an outdoor space, like a park or athletic field.
Read the Press Release for full details (Use the "Select Language" option at the top of this linked page for translations).