CHELSEA, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One city north of Boston is re-instituting an indoor mask mandate after a bump in Covid-19 cases and the potential threat of the Omicron Variant.
To go inside any public building or private business in Chelsea, people must mask up once again. This new mandate applies to everyone over the age of two-years old.
Over the past two weeks, state numbers show Chelsea recorded nearly 130 new cases.
The mandate goes into place as concerns grow over the new Omicron variant and as colder weather sets in. They City of Chelsea says this mandate is another layer of protection.
Residents that spoke to WBZ NewsRadio had mixed opinions, but most supported the mandate. "You know I think it's good to take precautions I do, especially there are people that are still not vaccinated," said one resident to WBZ NewRadio's James Rojas.
Meanwhile, the city encourages people to get vaccinated and to take advantage of free Covid testing.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports: