Concord is the latest community to issue a local mask warrant – Boston 25 News


CONCORD, Mass. – The Town of Concord has issued an indoor mask warrant, effective immediately.

The Concord Board of Health adopted the emergency regulation on Tuesday, and the mandate went into effect hours later at 12:01 am Wednesday.

In a statement posted on the city’s website, the Board of Health said the decision is “based on a review of the current COVID-19 caseload and the positivity of tests and new rates of cases of COVID-19. incidence in Concord and Middlesex County, and the increasing prevalence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the region and across the country … “

Face coverings (masks) will be required for all persons two years of age and over in all indoor public spaces, places of worship, private spaces open to the public or where persons from different households may congregate, except when ‘a person is unable to wear a face cover due to a health problem or disability.

The city order can be read in full here.

The city says the mandate will no longer be in effect whenever the 14-day average daily incidence for Concord is less than 20%, as reported by MDPH, or the CDC’s community transmission level data for the county. of Middlesex are not classified as “high.” “

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