Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Sunday that he is "banning all on-premises eating and drinking at all restaurants and bars throughout the state, but will still allow establishments to offer food for takeout or delivery."
"Establishments must also follow the social distancing protocols set forth in the Department of Public Health guidance," Baker said.
The order goes into effect Tuesday and will be in effect until at least April 17, Baker said.
Baker also said he is prohibiting gatherings of more than 25 people.
"Subject to this order, these gatherings include all community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, and any similar event or activity that brings together 25 or more people in a single room or a single space at the same time. This includes venues like fitness centers, private clubs and theaters," Baker said.