Governor Baker: Masks required in public for all residents effective May 6
On Friday, May 1, Baker issued an order that requires all Massachusetts residents to wear a face covering in public. Residents will have to cover their nose and mouth if they’re unable to keep a six-foot distance from others.
This includes the following locations:
- inside businesses
- on public transportation
The order is another attempt from the governor to slow the spread of COVID-19. It will take effect Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
“Covering our faces when we cannot practice social distancing is an easy, critically important, and essential step that everyone can and should take to stop or slow the spread [of the virus] – Baker
Violators “may” face a fine up to $300, but enforcement and fines will be left to local officials.
The requirement for a face covering does not apply to children two years of age and younger or those with medical issues that would otherwise prevent them from wearing a mask.
Masks do not need to be surgical grade and can include bandanas, t-shirts, homemade masks, etc.
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How to sew a mask:
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