Massachusetts Non Essential Services to Close for Two Weeks Today (Reopen April 7th Under Current Order)

March 24, 2020

As you may know, Governor Charles Baker ordered businesses and organizations that do not provide “essential services” to close their workplaces to workers and the public from at noon on March 24, 2020 until noon on Tuesday April 7, 2020.  These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely, online, or through takeout and delivery (depending on your business).  Certain businesses are considered providers of “Essential Services” in the Commonwealth and the list of such providers (as of March 23, 2020) is available at the following link. https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services/download  and this link for “Frequently Asked Questions” provides some further clarification on Essential Services https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-essential-business-faqs Those providing essential services may continue to operate “brick and mortar facilities” during this two week time period. Such essential service providers should still follow state and federal guidelines for distancing protocols and other efforts with regard to hygiene and sanitation protocols.

Please contact me if you have questions on how this order applies to your Massachusetts business.

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