Massachusetts: Mandatory Curfew Ordering Residents to Stay Home at Night

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Beginning Sunday, all residents and visitors to the city of Lynn must stay home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Mayor Thomas McGee ordered.

The mayor issued two executive orders on Saturday after consulting with the city council, department of public health and the city solicitor’s office.

The stay-at-home order does not apply to people providing or receiving COVID-19 essential services. Sick people are prohibited from leaving their homes unless they are going out to receive medical care.

“As the outbreak of COVID-19 through person to person transmission continues to significantly affect the way of life and health of our community here in Lynn, we must take additional steps to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the spread to protect the health and welfare of all of us,” McGee said. “Therefore, I am issuing two Executive Orders to ensure that residents and businesses in Lynn act consistently with the imperative public health mandate. These orders will ensure that the entire community can achieve the maximum amount of social distancing, while continuing to provide and receive essential services, and ultimately slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent that we can.”

MassLive

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