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Posted on: June 29, 2020

COVID-19: All MA Residents Must Wear a Mask in Public

Cloth face coverings are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Even if you are outside, you must wear a face covering if you cannot safely meet the social distancing guidelines of six (6) feet.


Photo of Cloth Masks - to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Wear a Mask to Protect You and Your Friends - For Young Adults

  • Learn how to wear a mask so you and your friends can protect each other!
  • Masks and Young Adult Video - offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)


COVID-19 Order 31 - Effective May 6, 2020

Face Mask Instructions

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through

✔️ Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape

Do not buy surgical masks to use as a face covering. Those are intended for healthcare workers and first responders. Many items you may already have in your home can be used to create face coverings.

How to Make a Cloth Face Covering. Try creating a cloth face covering using bandannas, ski masks, washable napkins, or dish towels. 

For more information, please click the Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings link below from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings
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