Beginning on Friday, November 6, 2020, all residents of Massachusetts are advised to stay home between the hours of 10pm and 5am.
COVID-19 case numbers in our state are rising and the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 related hospitalizations and COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) census have more than doubled over the past 2 months. Social gatherings are contributing to these increases. Left unchecked, the current COVID-19 case growth poses a risk to our healthcare system.
Intervention is warranted to moderate case growth and preserve hospital capacity. It’s more important than ever to follow guidance from local, state, and federal officials on how to stop the spread of the virus.
It is critically important that everybody follows the steps listed below, not just for their own health and safety, but for the health and safety of their family and loved ones as well:
In order to comply with this advisory, between the hours of 10pm and 5am, you must:
- Only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking emergency medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up take-out food, or receiving deliveries. If you do leave home, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others and wearing a face covering.
- Not have gatherings in your home with anybody outside of your household.
- Comply with all Governor’s Orders, including orders requiring face coverings, limiting gatherings, and mandating early closure of businesses.
- Practice social distancing and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others if you go outside to get fresh air.
- Use remote modes of communication like phone or video chat instead of visiting friends or family.
- Taking these steps is critical to preventing the spread of the virus, protecting the lives of you and your loved ones, and preserving our acute care hospital and other health care systems’ capacity.
The new executive order regarding travel to Massachusetts mandates that all visitors including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption
, are mandated to do the following:
1. Complete the Massachusetts Travel form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.
2. Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival in Massachusetts.
If you are coming from any of the following lower-risk states, you are NOT mandated to do either of the above:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New York
For more information, please visit:
r and you can view Order No. 45 by clicking here.
to know about how we will help make your vacation on Cape Cod safe and healthy including our model cleaning plan
Governor Baker's 4-Phase Plan to re-open the Massachusetts economy . As of October 5th 2020 View the current phase here
. Each phase will last at least 2-3 weeks.
The restrictions on lodging and short term rentals that were put into place by the State of MA can be viewed here
. We will keep a close watch on relevant dates as we near arrivals during the coming weeks. Should the order change and affect any of your leases, we will be in contact with you to review the options.
The Commonwealth has asked all lodging to mention to guests upon making a reservation and upon checking in that the state urges you to self quarantine for 14 days if you live outside of MA . Vistors from out-of-state are urged, but not required, to quarantine for 14-days. This guidance does not apply to travelers from
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York or New Jersey. Additionally, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are also exempt from this directive.
Wondering about traveling between states and abroad? Find the answers to your questions here at the State Department website.
Wearing masks when you are not able to property physically distance yourself is required in the State of Massachusetts. For more information click here.