This morning, according to a report from the Patriot Ledger.com, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that all non-essential businesses must close starting tomorrow at 12noon until April 7th at 12noon.

Governor Baker also urged people to stay at home, but is not issuing a "shelter in place" mandate.

Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, medical supply stores, restaurants offering take out/delivery are a few businesses that are considered "essential," and will continue to be open, the report stated.

Today was the first day of the governor's closure of all child care facilities with the exception of the emergency and medical personnel who need child care.

The governor also urged residents who are older than 70 who have health issues to stay HOME.