Governor Baker Issues New Measures To Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations in Mass.
November 3, 2020
On November 2, 2020, in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued several new measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19 across the state. The measures go into effect at 12:01am on Friday November 6, 2020.
Key provisions include the following:
- A stay at home advisory from 10pm until 5am except for necessary activities (primarily work and school).
- Many businesses must close by 9:30pm. Restaurants must stop table service at 9:30pm, but can continue with takeout orders.
- Indoor gatherings are now limited to 10 people.
- Outdoor gatherings are now limited to 25 people.
- Masks are required in public locations (including businesses open to the public) for those over age 5, even if able to maintain 6 feet of distance. Covered locations include public ways (when not in a personal vehicle) and on public transit.
To read the issued orders by topic, we have flagged several pages below:
- Stay at Home Advisory at https://www.mass.gov/news/stay-at-home-advisory
- Order 53 (Businesses) at https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-53/download
- Order 54 (Gatherings) at https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-54/download
- Order 55 (Masking) at https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-55/download