Watertown Becomes Latest City To Require People To Mask Up

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you plan to travel to Watertown, you'll need to remember your face mask because the city is the latest to join the growing list of municipalities putting an indoor mask mandate in place.

The requirement goes into place August 25, after the Board of Health approved a requirement to mandate masks indoors. Masks must be worn by anyone 5 years old and up.

During a special board meeting on Monday night, the board voted unanimously in favor of the new order.

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Health experts in the city say Covid-19 infections are rising both in the city and in Middlesex County. According to the CDC's Covid Transmission Map, Middlesex County is considered high risk for transmission.

Residents in counties considered high or substantial risk are asked to mask up, regardless of vaccination status.

Face coverings will be required in any public space including houses of worship, restaurants, and performance venues. 

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) Reports:

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