April 1, 2020
On March 31, 2020, Governor Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 21, Order Extending the Closing of Certain Workplaces and the Prohibition on Gatherings of More Than 10 People. This Order extends the closure of non-essential services’ physical locations until May 4, 2020. The Baker Administration’s press release concerning the Order specifically encourages non-essential businesses to continue remote operations that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at physical locations closed by the Order.
Additionally, on March 31, 2020, the Baker Administration updated the list of “COVID-19: Essential Services,” clarifying and expanding upon the original list of essential services issued on March 23, 2020, as discussed in our original March 24, 2020 article. Specifically, the updated list seeks to clarify services around the supply chain that supports other essential services, adds healthcare providers, including chiropractors and optometrists, and expands the types of workers providing disinfectant and sanitation services.
The updated list outlines the 18 sectors of essential services, including:
The updated list goes into effect on April 1, 2020 at 12 p.m. Businesses must review this updated list to determine whether their business falls under any of the above categories of essential services.
For additional information on COVID-19 related issues, please visit Nelson Mullins COVID-19 resource page or contact a Nelson Mullins attorney.
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