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See Where You Need to Mask Up in Massachusetts So Far

These municipalities are reissuing mask requirements as COVID-19 cases rise in Massachusetts

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Cities and towns across Massachusetts are beginning to reimplement mask mandates for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, after rising cases led the CDC to issue new guidance recommending masks indoors in most parts of the state.  

Below is a list of cities and towns where masks are required in all indoor public places:

BelmontStarting Aug. 9, masks or face coverings are required for everyone 2 years old and older in public public spaces and private spaces open to the public
BostonStarting Aug. 27, masks or face coverings are required for everyone 2 years old or older in indoor spaces that are open to the public, unless the person is eating or drinking at a restaurant.
BrooklineStarting Aug. 27, masks or face coverings are required for everyone 2 years old or older in indoor public places. People with medical conditions and people in restaurants who are actively eating or drinking are excepted.
EdgartownMasks are required in all public spaces and and private spaces open to the public for all those two-years-old and older
NantucketStarting Aug. 5, masks are required indoors at businesses, restaurants, places of worship, municipal buildings; up to $300 fine for those in violation
ProvincetownStarting July 25, masks are required indoors everywhere in the town
SalemStarting Aug. 23, masks are required in all public places, like restaurants, gyms, museums and city government buildings
WellfleetStarting Aug. 13, masks are required indoors in all businesses, municipal buildings and places of worship, regardless of vaccination status; up to $300 fine for those who violate the order multiple times
West TisburyMasks are required in all public spaces for all those 2 years old and older

Here are cities and towns that require masks in municipal buildings:

BillericaMasks are required in Town Hall for staff and visitors; Required for visitors in all public buildings
BrocktonStarting Aug. 3, masks are required in all municipal buildings and people are required to maintain six of distance from each other
FraminghamStarting Aug. 5, masks are required in municipal buildings
LawrenceStarting Aug. 5, masks are required in municipal buildings
LowellStarting Aug. 16, masks are required in City Hall and city buildings
SommervilleMasks are required in all city buildings; Indoor masking of staff and students is also required for current summer programs in Somerville schools and is expected to continue for the return of full classes in the fall
SwampscottStarting Aug. 9, masks are required in municipal buildings
PlymouthMasks are required in municipal buildings
RevereStarting Aug. 3, masks are required in all municipal buildings
WorcesterMasks are required in municipal buildings

Other cities and towns have issued mask advisories, instead of mandates, meaning masks are recommended, but not required. Here they are:

CambridgeStarting July 23, city officials are urging people to wear masks where transmission is likely
SomervilleStarting July 30, city officials recommend masks in public settings
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