Governor Baker announced on Thursday, January 21, that he will not extend the Stay at Home Advisory hours and Mandatory Early Closure of Business Order. Baker rescinded both orders effective on Monday, January 25.
The 25% temporary capacity and gathering limits remain in effect until Monday, February 8, unless extended.
The Stay at Home Advisory asks Massachusetts residents to stay home between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. It has exceptions for work and other necessities.
The Stay at Home Advisory expires at 5 AM on Monday, January 25.
The Mandatory Early Closure of Businesses Order requires businesses in several categories to close by 9:30 PM. It will also expire at 5 AM on Monday, January 25.
Businesses in many categories will now be able to operate past 9:30 PM:
Gathering times are no longer restricted on the same date.
The order expiring will also enable retail establishments that sell alcohol to do so after to 9:30 PM. Adult-use cannabis retailers may also sell cannabis after 9:30 PM.
The 25% temporary capacity and gathering limits remain in place and are due to expire on Monday, February 8.
Businesses in Phase 3, Step 2 of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Reopening Massachusetts plan must remain fully closed. These include indoor performance venues and certain high-contact indoor recreational businesses.