At a press conference on April 28, 2020, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced he was extending his order closing nonessential businesses and advising people to stay home through May 18. The order, which closed nonessential businesses and limited gatherings to no more than 10 people, was set to expire on May 4.
Baker announced that a new reopening advisory board, led by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, would begin to put together a phased reopening plan for the state.
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