Update from Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
COVID-19 Update March 31, 2020
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. The Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home Advisory remains in effect. The Administration also updated the “COVID-19 Essential Services” categories for businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 that are permitted to operate brick and mortar facilities during the emergency.
DPH issued new guidance today around hotels, motels, inns, beds and breakfasts and other short-term residential rentals. Based on this new guidance, hotels, motels, and short-term rentals may only be used for efforts related to fighting COVID-19, like front line health workers or individuals, or for Massachusetts residents who have been otherwise displaced from their residences.
For full details, including the essential services extension order, list of categories of essential services, related FAQ and other guidance and announcements, see: www.mass.gov/covid-iwmp
Stay informed about all Massachusetts state government COVID-19 updates at: http://mass.gov/covid19, call 2-1-1 for questions and text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts.