Statement on the order and information for businesses.
Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito held a press conference in which the administration issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24 at noon until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. The Baker and Polito administration encourage these businesses to continue operations remotely.
The Governor's list of essential businesses is available here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services/download
If your business is not listed and you believe it should, please fill out the form here:
Any questions regarding this emergency order should be directed to: [email protected]mass.gov.
MassFiscal made the following statement in response to the emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public as of Tuesday, March 24 at noon until Tuesday, April 7 at noon.
“State leaders must provide temporary relief to their employer community. Many small businesses will not be able to survive. Over the next two weeks, the administration and State House leaders must develop a plan for the state’s business community that demonstrates their willingness to help businesses and their employees stay afloat,” stated Paul D. Craney, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Spokesman Paul Craney.
“This plan should include comprehensive tax cuts and removing regulations that harm employers. These are the areas in which state leaders can show they have skin in the game,” concluded Craney.
Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance will continue to update our members on this important matter. Please do not hesitate to contact us or follow up on social media to stay updated on the latest information being published. Twitter @MassFiscal and Facebook.com/MassFiscal.