As Covid-19 continues to spread around The Commonwealth, Gov. Charlie Baker enacted more restrictions on Monday to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Baker announced the order would take effect at noon Tuesday and last until noon on April 7. The order closes all non-essential businesses to workers and the public, except for essential workers. Those include employees at grocery stores, pharmacies, mortuaries and transportation workers, as well as first responders, health care workers and others on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

Baker said that restaurants would continue to be allowed to remain open for takeout only.

Recreational marijuana shops have to close; however medical marijuana shops can remain open.

For the rest of the state, Baker issued a stay at home advisory but stopped short of ordering it.

“I don’t believe I can or should order U.S. citizens to be confined to their homes for days on end,” Baker said.

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