Governor Baker Extends Stay At Home Advisory Through May 18

As you may have heard, Governor Baker has extended his closure of non-essential businesses and the Stay At Home advisory through May 18th.

We understand that this disruption to our normal lives has caused a great deal of difficulty for many of you, and we want you to know that we will continue to be a resource and support residents across the City.

The Governor’s decision to extend these orders aligns with the federal social distancing guidelines as well as the order temporarily closing Massachusetts public schools.

Public health experts are seeing positive signs that social distancing is working and continue to reiterate that it is the best step we can take to protect ourselves and to also protect us from infecting others.

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essential businesses will remain open.
  • Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that sell food and beverage products to the public are encouraged to continue to offer food for take-out and by delivery.
  • You can still go out for a walk, as long as you maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from others.

All businesses, other than essential business listed below, are required to cease operations.

  • Categories of COVID-19 Essential Services:
    • Health Care & Public Health
    • Law Enforcement, Public Safety & First Responders
    • Food & Agriculture
    • Critical Manufacturing
    • Transportation
    • Energy
    • Water & Wastewater
    • Public Works
    • Communications and Information Technology
    • Financial Services
    • Defense Industry Base
    • Chemical Manufacturing & Hazardous Materials
    • Other Designated Community Based Essential Function & Government Operations
    • News Media
  • A full list of all exemptions to the order can be found here.
  • Public transportation will continue to run and roads will remain open for those who provide essential services.

We are all in this together. Staying home for now is the best thing we can do for one another. The City is updating its website on a daily basis with resources and information.

We will continue to communicate updates to you and appreciate all of you who have reached out with questions.

Page was posted on 4/28/2020 12:49 PM
Page was last modified on 4/28/2020 7:54 PM
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