Massachusetts Governor Baker orders the closure of all non-essential businesses in the state to curb the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The order takes effect on
Tuesday at noon and is effective until April 7 at noon.
is a list of businesses classified as essential released by the Administration, and includes:
- Commercial retail stores that supply essential sectors, including convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, and home appliance retailers
- Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail, including farmers markets and farm stands, that sells food and beverage products, including liquor stores
- Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers
- Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations - Carry-out and delivery food employees
- Retail fuel centers such as gas stations and truck stops, and the distribution systems that support them
- Petroleum product storage, pipeline, marine transport, terminals, rail transport, road transport
Baker stopped short of ordering a broad state-wide stay at home order.
Enforcement will be handled at the local level.
is the Administration's Press Release