Boston Dropping Indoor COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced Friday that the city’s indoor vaccine policy will be lifted effective immediately.

This comes as the most recent public health data shows the city has a 4.0% community positivity rate, 90.7% occupancy rate of adult ICU beds and a 7-day average of adult hospitalizations at 195.9 per day. The requirement to wear masks indoors will stay in place until otherwise determined by the Boston Public Health Commission and the Board of Health.

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“The public health data shows that we’re ready to take this step in our recovery,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “This news highlights how much progress we’ve made in our fight against COVID-19 thanks to vaccines & boosters—which have always been our most effective weapon against the pandemic. It’s a win for every Bostonian who’s done their part to keep our communities safe, and we have to keep going."

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On Friday the Department of Public Health reported 1,983 new cases of the Coronavirus across the out of 89,083 tests. The state's 7-day average positivity rate sits at 2.74%.

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