Here's Which Mass. Towns and Cities Are Requiring Face Coverings


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — More and more Massachusetts towns and cities are requiring face masks or coverings for those out in public during the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting on Wednesday, Somverville and Cambridge starting requiring people cover their face. Anyone who does not comply could be hit with a $300 fine.

Here's a list of all the towns and cities requiring some sort of face covering:

Arlington — The town has issued a "Wear A Face Covering in Public" advisory. All residents, including joggers and cyclists, are asked to wear one.

Bellingham — Residents are required to wear a face mask. The order went into effect on April 27.

Belmont — As of April 27, face coverings are required inside of all essential businesses.

Braintree — Face masks are required in all public places, including essential businesses. The masks are recommended to be cloth, and not surgical or N95 masks.

Cambridge — As of April 29, face masks are required in all public places. Anyone who doesn't comply could be fined $300.

Essex — As of April 24, cloth face masks are required in public places, including during food pick up and delivery. Violators could be fined $300.

Lawrence — As of April 29, anyone five years old or older must wear a face mask. Anyone who doesn't could be fined $300.

Needham — Starting on May 1, face coverings are required at work sites, government buildings, and the common areas of commercial and residential buildings. It will last until June 16.

Peabody — The general public must wear a face covering in essential businesses, and when picking up food. Violators could be hit with a fine up to $1,000.

Salem — Face coverings are required in public places, including in essential businesses, when picking up take-out, and when exiting or entering residential or commercial buildings.

Somerville — Starting on April 29, face masks are required in all public places. Violators could be fined $300.

Winthrop — Face coverings are required in all public places. Fines for violations could be as high as $1,000.

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