What businesses are staying open in Mass. while ‘stay-at-home’ advisory is in effect?

BOSTON (WHDH) - All non-essential businesses in Massachusetts will be forced to close their doors beginning Tuesday and workers who aren’t considered essential will be required to stay home until April 7 in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday.

Essential businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, healthcare facilities, gas stations, public transit services, restaurants that offer takeout and delivery, and police departments, will remain open while the advisory is in effect.

Below is a full list of COVID-19 essential services:

  • Health Care & Public Health
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety & First Responders
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Public Works
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Defense Industry Base
  • Chemical Manufacturing & Hazardous Materials
  • Other Designated Community Based Essential Function & Government Operations
  • News Media

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