Mask Up Waltham; City Implements Indoor Public Mask Mandate

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WALTHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) —In an effort to help curb the spread of Covid-19, an indoor public mask mandate is in effect in Waltham.

The mandate is in effect through Monday, November 1 for all persons over the age of five, regardless of vaccination status.

Exceptions to the mandate include at gyms and yoga studios, as well as at restaurants while eating and drinking.

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The Board of Health said because of the continued threat of Covid and its variants, they believe this is the best course of action to protect the city's most vulnerable citizens.

"Let's continue to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our masks, washing our hands, and practicing social distancing," the city said in a statement.

In the Department of Public Health's latest report, Massachusetts reported 1,184 new cases of Covid out of over 54,000 tests that were done.

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