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    Rob Mellion, Executive Director, Massachusetts Package Store Association, about the referendum question that would allow Cumberland Farms to sell beer and wine (16:20)

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  • Monday, March 23, 2020 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    Governor Charlie Baker has issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide "COVID-19 Essential Services" to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. 

    The Baker-Polito Administration issued a list of designated businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 that shall continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during this two-week time period. This list is based on federal guidance and amended to reflect the needs of Massachusetts' unique economy.  While these businesses are designated as essential, they are urged to follow social distancing protocols for workers in accordance with guidance from the Department of Public Health. 

    In regard to the retailer of alcohol beverages, "Package Stores" have been listed under the Essential Services Guidelines. The specific language is listed below.

    FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

    • Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail, including farmers markets and farm stands, that sells food and beverage products, including liquor stores.
    • Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations - Carry-out and delivery food employees
    • Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers

    Click each of the documents below for the Order by the Governor and the full list under Exhibit A:

    Governor's Order of Continued Operations of Essential Services

    Essential Services List

    Businesses and organizations not on the list of essential services are encouraged to continue operations through remote means that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at the brick-and-mortar premises closed by the order.

    Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that sell food and beverage products to the public are encouraged to continue to offer food for take-out and by delivery if they follow the social distancing protocols set forth in Department of Public Health guidance continue operations. On-premises consumption of food or drink is prohibited.

    Please stay safe, look to the welfare of your employees and help protect your customers.

    Respectfully,


    Rob Mellion


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