Salem Mask Mandate Now In Full Effect

SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Salem’s mask order is now in full effect as Massachusetts’ coronavirus number continue to trend downward.

The Board of Health issued the mandate this week that requires everyone over the age of two to wear a face covering while downtown and in the city parks.

Mayor Kim Driscoll said that she is worried about the warmer weather because it means more people outside and more potential visitors from out of town.

“We’re not seeing the large number of tourists and visitors that we might see in a typical year. There’s still a lot of folks here, many of whom are coming from the states that have higher counts,” Mayor Driscoll said.

The mask mandate will remain in effect seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. the following morning.

Driscoll said that people could face fines, but the city would rather educate on the importance of wearing a mask.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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