Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Sunday new measures on social distancing to combat the spread of coronavirus.
These measures include:
- A public health advisory for everyone in Boston except essential workers to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
- Encouraging everyone to wear a mask covering over their mouth and nose when in public.
- Closing city parks with recreational sports areas.
- Encouraging residents 65 and older and with underlying health conditions to only take trips outside the house when "absolutely necessary" for food or medications.
"I cannot stress enough that the actions we take now through the next several weeks will help curb the spread of this virus, and save lives," Walsh said. "There is nothing that I won't do as Mayor of the City of Boston to protect our residents, and at this very critical time, we must do everything we can as Bostonians to protect one another. This is bigger than any one person -- this is about the greater good of our people. Stay safe, stay inside, and let's get through this together."