World News – US – Baker announces stay-at-home notice, mask order and restaurant curfew: WATCH LIVE


Gov Charlie Baker on Monday announced a new home care notice and mask order as well as what amounts to a restaurant curfew on Monday in response to the recent increase in COVID- cases 19 and hospitalizations in Massachusetts

« The data indicates that there is a clear need to do something about these trends now. What we shouldn’t be doing to deal with these trends is shutting down the economy or shutting down our schools, » said the governor “The simple truth is, too many of us have become complacent in our day to day lives We are doing much better than many other states and many other countries, but here too we have let our guard down and have work to do. « 

The stay-at-home notice will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m., with residents encouraged to stay home, except to go to work or the grocery store

Restaurants will have to stop providing table service at 9:30 p.m., although they may continue to offer to perform after this period. Liquor sales in restaurants and packing stores will also be closed at 9:30 p.m.

Face covering order update requires all people over 5 to wear face coverings in public Baker was also asked if student athletes would be required to wear masks in public. playing, and said he would have more to say on this topic later in the week

The governor also reduced the limit for indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 25 people

The new guidelines will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, and Baker has said they will likely stay in place for at least a month

« It’s time for all of us to do our jobs again, » said Baker. « The game here is the same – it’s to bend the trend »

Massachusetts confirmed 22 new deaths and 1,139 additional coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the ninth day in a row the state has announced more than 1,000 daily cases of COVID-19

There have now been 9,788 confirmed deaths and 155,660 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, fell slightly to 18%, according to report

The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 has decreased to 613 Of that number, 113 have been listed as being in intensive care units and 55 are intubated, according to DPH

There are 121 communities in the state considered to be most at risk of transmitting COVID-19, according to last week’s DPH report which included data on isolated outbreaks

One such outbreak is occurring at a church in central Massachusetts that led to the shutdown of in-person services earlier this week after a few dozen people tested positive for COVID-19 The Crossroads Community Church of Fitchburg has now been connected to nearly 150 confirmed cases, according to local health board

Officials traced the source of the growing outbreak to services held at church on or about Sunday 18

Twenty-eight cases had been linked to the church on Monday noon, and that number has increased dramatically over the past week, to nearly 150 by 3 pm on Saturday

Contact tracers also indicated that ice and bridge hockey was a source of more than 40 confirmed cases, Fitchburg Board of Health reported

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World News – United States – Baker announces stay-at-home notice, mask order and restaurant curfew: WATCH LIVE


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