Indoor Mask Mandate Back In Effect In Medford

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MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Starting Friday, people in Medford will need to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

The City of Medford has brought back its indoor mask mandate after seeing a substantial increase in Covid-19 cases.

The local board of health cited an 800-percent increase in positive cases between June and August. The city’s health director said mitigation efforts are needed to help slow the spread of the Delta Variant. 

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Residents now need to wear masks in places of worship, bars and restaurants as well as at fitness centers.

Those who are vaccinated do not need to wear a face covering when at a gym or fitness center if they can maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Medical exemptions are allowed if someone cannot physically wear a face mask.

WBZ’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) spoke to some people on street who have mixed feelings about the mandate:

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