Boston’s mask mandate will begin next Friday.
On August 20, Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that everyone in Boston over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks at indoor public places. The mandate will take effect at 8 a.m. on August 27.
According to Janey’s statement, people will be permitted to remove face coverings while they’re eating or drinking. Plus, the order won’t apply to gatherings in private residences where no one’s getting paid, private buildings inaccessible to the public, places of worship, or performers who maintain six feet of distance from spectators.
But other than those exceptions, masks must be worn for all other indoor activities, including ordering at a bar or dancing. Any location open to the public, including retail outlets, restaurants, bars, performance venues, social clubs, event spaces, and municipal buildings, will require the masks.
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