March 23, 2020

Needham, MA--This morning, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered a shutdown of all non-essential Commonwealth businesses effective tomorrow, March 24, 20120 at Noon. As one of the exceptions to the Order, real estate closings will be permitted to continue. The pertinent language from the order follows:

Professional services (such as legal and accounting services) and payroll and employee benefit services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities and critical sector services or where failure to provide such services during the time of the order would result in significant prejudice


  • Workers who are needed to process and maintain systems for processing financial transactions and services (e.g., payment, clearing, and settlement; wholesale funding; services; and capital markets activities)
  • Workers who are needed to provide consumer access to banking and lending services, including ATMs, and to move currency and payments (e.g., armored cash carriers)
  • Workers who support financial operations, such as those staffing data and security operations centers

With this information in mind, we will continue to conduct closings per the protocols listed here:

We urge you to follow the Governor's order and stay home for all reasons not related to the list of essential businesses.

Stay safe!

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