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COVID-19: Massachusetts Statewide Curfew Going Into Effect

MA Gov. Charlie Baker
MA Gov. Charlie Baker Photo Credit: Mass.Gov

Massachusetts will launch a statewide curfew starting Friday, Nov. 6 in an effort to tamp down on the spread of COVID-19.

The news comes amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across Massachusetts but concentrated in the eastern part of the state. Reports of 1,000 new COVID-19 cases each day have become common in the last week.

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the plan on Monday, Nov. 2. The new stay-at-home advisory will take effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Restaurants should stop table service at 9:30 p.m., under the governor’s orders, according to MassLive.

The curfew advisory will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6. There will be exceptions for things like going to work, medical emergencies, grocery trips, picking up take-out, etc.

In addition to the curfew, Baker is rolling back how many people can get together at a private event - 10 people inside, 25 if it's outside.

Everyone is also now required to wear a mask when out and about. The old advisory said people should wear masks if they are less than 6 feet away from others. 

It is not clear how the new advisory will be enforced at this time.

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