Read the emergency order that requires the closure of nonessential businesses in Mass.

The order issued by Gov. Charlie Baker does not apply to businesses identified as providing “COVID-19 Essential Services."

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued an emergency order on Monday that requires the closure of all nonessential businesses in the state through at least April 7 to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

The order, which goes into effect Tuesday at noon, does not apply to organizations or businesses identified as providing “COVID-19 Essential Services,” such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.

“We will not stop anyone from accessing these essential businesses,” Baker said during his announcement, during which he also urged all state residents to stay home except for essential activities. 


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Read the emergency order below: 


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