COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted March 20, 2020 · Edited March 21, 2020 by ahecht It is still going to get worse before it gets better. I work in healthcare and a coworker was just on a call with the governor of Massachusetts. Official announcement is coming at 4 today but it sounds like all New England states are going to be on complete lockdown after this afternoon; essential businesses only allowed to open, shelter in place, etc. We just have to hope that such a drastic response means it can be over sooner... The governor of Massachusetts specifically said in this afternoon's press conference (at 5:02 in ): I'd like to dispel, once again, recent rumors about a Shelter in Place order. Massachusetts is not planning any forced Shelter in Place order. Everyone needs to get their news from legitimate sources. That said, the Mayor of Boston is planning to speak at 4pm today, so it's possible that Boston could go into lockdown. EDIT: Nope.