Archdiocese Of Boston Plans On Implementing Universal Indoor Mask Mandate

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The Archdiocese of Boston has announced that it will implement a universal indoor masking through October 1 for students five and older.

“We support Governor Charlie Baker’s emphasis on ensuring a safe reopening of schools for all children of the Commonwealth,” the organization said in a statement.

“At this time, we will evaluate our policy moving forward reflecting on state and federal guidance, updated health data, and input from schools and parents” the statement continued.

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The Archdiocese of Boston is made up of 100 Catholic schools. This decision, which was made in consultation with Cardinal Seàn O’Malley, will apply to students, teachers and staff in the 69 schools supervised directly by the Archdiocese.

The organization is recommending that the other 31 Catholic schools follow a similar protocol.

The Archdiocese said they continue to urge people to get vaccinated as they believe it is the most effective way to bring the pandemic under control and help keep families safe.

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