NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Massachusetts and in response, an indoor public mask order is now in effect on Nantucket.
"Indoors on the premise of a business, club, place of assembly or other places that are open to members of the public," said Health Director Roberto Santamaria.
The Board of Health and Santamaria made the decision in an emergency meeting on Thursday. This comes in response to rising breakthrough cases across the country.
"We know that the masks work," said Santamaria. He added the public didn't respond well to advisories over the summer.
Nantucket health experts recommend that people not living in the same household maintain six feet of social distancing when in public.
They also recommend wearing masks outdoors while in public. The town will be penalizing anyone who violates the mask order with fine sup to $300.
The order went into effect immediately.
WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) Reports: