Governor Baker has put MA State on PAUSE: Ordering 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. All non-essential workers are directed to work from home, and everyone is required to maintain a six-foot distance from others in public.
As cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread worldwide and throughout the United States, including Massachusetts, we continue to monitor the situation and will provide tourism-related updates. We encourage all travelers to visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website for official information regarding the state’s response to the coronavirus.
If you have a business that was impacted by coronavirus, please visit Mass. Covid-19 available resources.
Baker’s orders also included a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.
He stressed that essential businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, and gas stations, would remain open. Liquor stores, hardware stores, auto repair shops, and pet supply stores can also continue to operate, and restaurants can continue to provide take-out or delivery service.
CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
World Health Organization: Coronavirus
Mass Department of Public Health
US Travel Association – Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)