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Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM
 
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Why are restaurants able to stay open? Doesn’t seem like this Is changing anything that has already been put in place.

Are liquor stores open?
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:51 AM
 
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Quite honestly I’ve been avoiding restaurants. I feel bad but what if someone preparing the take out there has coronavirus?
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:53 AM
 
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Which doesn't change anything really...
Nope. Not all all. Trying to see what does change and it seems it's no different than it was last week.


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Are they gonna define what's an "essential" business? My employer (to remain nameless!) is taking the stance that we're in this category, since we supply into an industry deemed "essential infrastructure" by DHS. Will the Commonwealth have its own designation, or abide by the Fed?

Same here. Our company manufactures products deemed "essential", so business as usual.

Non-essential personnel were sent home weeks ago and we've had temp screenings in place for a while. It's possible to go into the office and stay away from people but I've been working from home as much as I could up until my mandatory 14-day quarantine which ended yesterday.

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Are liquor stores open?
I hope so. Stuck at home with 3 kids? Not enough wine in the world for my poor wife.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:56 AM
 
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Are they gonna define what's an "essential" business?
https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-es...vices/download

Complete list here. Still plenty of grey area for employers to wiggle but this order should help.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:58 AM
 
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I saw someone on Facebook say liquor stores will be closed. Hmm.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:00 AM
 
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Quite honestly I’ve been avoiding restaurants. I feel bad but what if someone preparing the take out there has coronavirus?
Is takeout really riskier than cramming into supermarkets? Even if you do grocery delivery, there is a large chain of people handling and delivering your goods. We are doing mostly cook at home but do get take out a few times a week to supplement food supplies and so we don't get sick of our own cooking. We stick to local restaurants that we know and trust to take the best precautions they can to maintain hygiene. There is risk in everything right now.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:02 AM
 
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I saw someone on Facebook say liquor stores will be closed. Hmm.
This is incorrect. Please stop posting hearsay from social media, it is misleading more often than not, and not helpful.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:04 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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I hope so. Stuck at home with 3 kids? Not enough wine in the world for my poor wife.
They're "essential" according to the list on mass.gov!

FWIW, it's a "Stay at home advisory" (not order) from DPH, not the Governor. It changes nothing for many of us (most, based on what I'm reading from others). The intent is probably to serve as a more of a more structured reminder and outline of what people should already be doing.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:04 AM
 
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This is incorrect. Please stop posting hearsay from social media, it is misleading more often than not, and not helpful.
Well then this shut down order is stupid. Nothing has changed!!
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Well then this shut down order is stupid. Nothing has changed!!
Sure it has. It gives Mass the legal authority to fine and penalize nonessential businesses who don't shut down. The leverage of penalties wasn't an option before.
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