BELMONT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Belmont becomes one of latest communities to implement an indoor mask mandate.
On August 6, the Belmont Board of Health and the Belmont Select Board adopted a public health mandate after reviewing the Covid-19 caseload and testing positivity rates in Middlesex County.
The mandate became effective on August 9 and requires all individuals aged two years and above to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.
This applies to hair salons, fitness clubs, healthcare facilities and places of worship. People must also continue wearing a mask on all public and private transportation systems.
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Restaurant goers can remove masks once seated but have to put them back on if they get up from their table. In addition, any business that is open to the public has to post the mask requirements at their entrances.
Those excused from the mandate are individuals with a medical condition or disability, which will remain in effect until Middlesex County is considered at low or moderate transmission of the virus over a period of two weeks.
Other Massachusetts communities that recently implemented a mandate include Cambridge, Nantucket, Provincetown, Somerville and Wellfleet. Arlington also just announced a mandate, effective immediately, for all individuals aged two and older to wear masks inside any municipal building.