November 3, 2020 | 12:30 PM
Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a series of targeted measures to disrupt the increasing trend of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Governor Charlie Baker announced these changes at a time where public health data has indicated that cases are rising, with cases up by 278% and hospitalizations up by 145% since Labor Day. These measures are meant to disrupt rising trends now, so the Commonwealth can keep the economy and schools open for residents and to prevent the need to roll back to Phase I or Phase II of the reopening plan. All orders and advisories will be effective Friday, November 6th at 12:01 AM. The new orders and advisories include: Stay at Home Advisory, Early Closure of Businesses and Activities, Face Covering Order, Gatherings Order. More information is available on the State website here.