BOSTON (CBS) – New coronavirus restrictions in Massachusetts went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Read: New Restrictions List

They include wearing a mask in public places, even when you can maintain six feet of social distancing. This goes for everyone over the age of 5.

There is a new curfew and stay-at-home advisory between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless you’re traveling for work or to the grocery store.

Indoor gatherings at private residences across the state are now limited to just ten people and outdoor gatherings at homes can’t be any larger than 25.

Many businesses now have to close by 9:30 p.m. daily including restaurants, gyms, casinos, liquor stores, marijuana shops, movie theaters and zoos and museums.

Restaurants can continue takeout and delivery services after 9:30 p.m.

A group of local restaurant owners sent a letter to the governor asking him to reconsider the new restrictions. They say that staying open just an hour later on the weekends could be a big help.

Health officials reported 2,038 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 21 additional deaths in Massachusetts on Friday. There were 86,357 total new tests reported.

Sixteen communities in Massachusetts are now considered high-risk for coronavirus infections, after the state began using a new method to assess transmission rates.

Comments (9)
  1. Locutus says:

    I will not comply. Der Fuhrer is out of control

    1. Connor Burkely says:

      you’re an idiot

      1. Locutus says:

        yes you are

  2. Frank DeLorey says:

    This is the end of our country. We have given politicians too much power..

    1. Connor Burkely says:

      you’re an idiot

  3. Brian Muse says:

    Don’t send a letter to the governor just stay open.

  4. smash44 says:

    How come there are so many cases when all you idiots are wearing worthless masks? Since you’re too stupid terrified to answer the question I will. Masks create a false sense of security so you morons think you don’t have to continue to social distance. Masks are useless outside; they accomplish nothing.

  5. William says:

    This website seems to have become a magnet for right-wing retards. (I’m not left-wing or right-wing BTW, but in this case Connor Burkely is right.)

  6. Beltran Mazie says:

    William,

    Delete your account. Remember who said that, then do it now because you and Connor Burkely are idiots. Stay out of my First Class airline seat, stick the Q-Tip in your nose for 4 years.

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