April 28, 2020 UPDATE: The Baker-Polito Administration extended the essential services emergency order to May 18th and launched a Reopening Advisory Board that will produce a plan to the Governor by May 18th. The Administration also announced that the Department of Public Health’s Stay At Home Advisory remains in effect and gatherings of 10 or more people remain prohibited until May 18th. See more at: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-extends-non-essential-business-closures-to-may-18th-announces
March 31, 2020 UPDATE: Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4.
State Coronavirus Website: https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
Governor Charlie Baker just issued COVID-19 Order No. 13, an emergency order requiring 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 through April 7 at noon. See COVID Order No. 13 here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-23-2020-essential-services-and-revised-gatherings-order/download
Businesses that provide essential goods and services, designated as “COVID-19 Essential Services” are excluded from the order and will be allowed to remain open. See list of businesses here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services/download