On Monday, November 2, 2020, Governor Baker signed a modified COVID-19 Order No. 54. The Order now states that all gatherings – no matter the size – must disperse by 9:30 p.m. Exceptions are religious and political gatherings only.

Gatherings at private residences are limited to a maximum of 10 people. Outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 25 people.

All persons over the age of 5 must wear a facemask in public – even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from each other.

These changes will go into effect today – Friday, November 6, 2020.

The Governor also stated that there will be no more exceptions or exemptions as to when social distancing is necessary.

Moreover, the Department of Public Health is issuing an advisory, which states that people should stay at home between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.