Effective May 6, the Baker Polito Administration issued an ordermandating all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places (both indoor and outdoor spaces) where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible.
A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf or bandana. Health care masks should not be used and should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
On April 17th, Mayor Spicer and Framingham Board of Health issued an orderthatall members of the public two years and older, and employees of essential businesses are to wear a clean face covering such as a cloth face mask, scarf or bandana over their mouths and noses and practice social distancing – standing a minimum of six feet apart from others. Operators of essential services shall ensure their customers and employees are in compliance. Further, all members of the public aged two years and older entering, exiting, or occupying common areas of any multi-unit residential or commercial building shall wear a clean face covering and exercise social distancing.
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The Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face masks in public, where social distancing is difficult to slow the spread of COVID-19. To create and fit your own face mask, please reference information from CDC.