In a press conference on Wednesday, March 25, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced all public and private schools in the state will be closed until at least Monday, May 4.
Baker also announced the state has developed a partnership with WGBH will televise educational content from noon until 5 PM, Monday through Friday. There will also be an online learning platform launched in this partnership.
Announcements on Housing
Baker also announced that foreclosures are suspended in Massachusetts for 60 days. Adverse credit reporting for mortgage payments have also been suspended for 60 days.
Grocery Store Changes
Grocery stores and pharmacies will be required to provide 1 hour per day for seniors to shop.
Reusable bags are prohibited and stores are now prohibited for charging for paper or plastic bags. All plastic bag prohibition is suspended.
Baker also ordered all self-serve food stations closed and a new requirement for high-risk employees at stores to be given alternative assignments.