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Gov. Baker exempt business list

Governor Charlie Baker issued 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 as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.

Categories of COVID-19 Essential Services:

  1. Health Care & Public Health

  2. Law Enforcement, Public Safety & First Responders

  3. Food & Agriculture

  4. Critical Manufacturing

  5. Transportation

  6. Energy

  7. Water & Wastewater

  8. Public Works

  9. Communications and Information Technology

  10. Financial Services

  11. Defense Industry Base

  12. Chemical Manufacturing & Hazardous Materials

  13. Other Designated Community Based Essential Function & Government Operations

  14. News Media

Here is PDF with Gov. Baker’s list of essential services:


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