Executive Order 117 Closes Public Schools and Prohibits Mass Gatherings

Executive Order 117 – Issued March 14, 2020

Implements statewide closure of public schools for at least two weeks and prohibits “mass gatherings” in the state.  “Mass gatherings are defined in the Order as follows:

  • A mass gathering is defined as any event or convening that brings together more than one hundred (100)  persons in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. This includes parades, fairs and festivals.
  • A mass gathering does not include normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where more than one hundred (100) persons are gathered. It also does not include office environments, restaurants, factories, grocery stores or other retail establishments.