Mayor Kim Janey Announces Indoor Mask Mandate For The City Of Boston

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Friday that face masks will be required in all indoor public settings throughout the city of Boston.

The mandate came through an order from the Boston Public Health Commission and will require all people over the age of two to wear a mask or face covering.

This applies to businesses, clubs, retail stores, restaurants, performance venues, event spaces and municipal buildings.

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Masks can be removed when eating or drinking but must be worn for all other indoor activities such as ordering at a bar or dancing.

This is all part of the city’s ongoing efforts to protect citizens against the Covid-19 Delta Variant including the large majority of college students and children who are too young to get vaccinated.

“There is nothing more important than Boston’s safe recovery, reopening, and renewal from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Janey said. “Requiring masks indoors is a proactive public health measure to limit transmission of the Delta variant, boost the public confidence in our businesses and venues, and protect the residents of our city who are too young for vaccination.” 

The mandate was ordered on August 20 and will go into effect at 8:00 am on August 27.

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