So far, Governor Charlie Baker has resisted those calls, but cities and towns across the state are implementing their own rules. Some cities once again require masks in all indoor public spaces, while others only require them inside municipal buildings. WWLP): From schools to stores, mask requirements are being eliminated, but not everyone has eliminated their indoor mask mandates yet. Northampton and Amherst are the only large cities in western Massachusetts with mask mandates in place.
As Massachusetts sees another COVID-19 surge this winter, calls for a statewide mask mandate to be reinstated are increasing. The Sudbury Board of Health voted Tuesday night to reduce the city's indoor mask requirement to an indoor mask advisory. NEEDHAM Outside of Trader Joe's, Lisa Dodis just learned that the state was eliminating mask mandates for all students 12 and under at the end of the month. Framingham was among several communities that recently issued mask mandates, and Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and the Board of Health issued a joint order last Friday.
For public transportation, masks are still required on buses and at airports, but the federal Department of Transportation says its requirement expires on March 18, leaving open questions about whether it will be renewed or not. As the Delta variant continues to cause COVID-19 cases, some cities and towns in Massachusetts are implementing their own mask requirements for indoor public spaces. Mayor Michelle Wu of Boston said the next day that public school students there will still have to wear masks. The omicron variant, which now accounts for nearly 100% of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
Department of Justice, prompted some states and cities to reinstate mask mandates during the winter holiday season. How mask policies have changed in MA towns and cities - Worcester, MA - With COVID-19 cases declining in many areas, mask mandates are ending. Boston, the state capital, is among the communities in Massachusetts that choose not to reverse the course of their mask mandate yet. Until rescinded, the BOH will discuss the status of this order based on COVID-19 cases and infection trends in Plymouth, Plymouth County, and the State of Massachusetts at each BOH meeting.
As coronavirus cases in Massachusetts and across the country have increased due to Delta's highly contagious variant, some communities are starting to re-issue mask warnings or mandates. All News (AP) Massachusetts public school students and staff will no longer be required to wear face coverings while indoors starting Feb.