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Posted on: May 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Executive Order: MA Residents to Wear Masks in Public due to COVID-19

The Order takes effect on May 6, 2020 and requires residents to use a face covering in public places when they cannot socially distance. This applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations opened to the public, including grocery and retail stores and public transportation.

The Governor’s Executive Order does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or anyone who is unable to wear a mask due to medical conditions or other Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) issued exemptions. 

Governor Baker has instructed state health officials to issue additional guidance on children between the ages of two (2) and five (5). 

Helpful websites (please click any link below):


Where a Mask in Public

Face Covering information

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

MA Department of Public Health (MDPH)

Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention

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