Wearing Face Coverings In Public Places Now Required
*Where social distancing is not possible*
Effective May 6
Applies to BOTH customers and employees within businesses and organizations that are open to the public and permitted to do so as a COVID-19 Essential Business.

Read Order here.


To view this video in another language, click here.
Learn more about the Order and guidance on face coverings from the State, here.

*New* Confused about when you need a face covering and when you don't.  The State hopes to clarify some confusion around this topic and developed this "Face Covering Decision Guide"

7/31/2020 - CHECK OUT MASSACHUSETT'S NEWEST CAMPAIGN ON FACE COVERINGS IN PUBLIC!
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www.mass.gov/maskupma

DIY Face Coverings - Sew & No Sew


The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings* in public settings like grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.

CDC Info graphic on face coverings
CDC information and instructions

CDC has found in recent studies that individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.

"How to" video from the Surgeon General


*These face coverings ar not meant to be N-95 masks, as these masks are critical and are reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.  The CDC states that young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, should not wear a cloth face coverings.