Mask and Face Covering Order effective May 6th, COVID Team calls

Masks & Face Covering Order

The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order goes into effect on May 6th and supersedespreviously issued guidancerelative to mask use.This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate asCOVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies,and other retail stores.

Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.

New DPH PSA (video) on How to Safely Cover Your Face Outside of Home

A face covering may include anything that covers the nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf,or bandana. Health care masks (such as surgical or N-95 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. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC here.

MA COVID Team Calls

Answering the Phone to Help the MA COVID Team Trace & Slow the Spread of COVID-19 We need your help. Please help slow the spread of COVID-19 by spreading the word about Community Contact Tracing Collaborative. Let residents, colleagues, constituents know to Answer the Call, if they are contacted by someone from the Collaborative.  
If someone tests positive for COVID-19, the Collaborative’s Contact Tracers will reach out by phone to that person, and their close contacts, to slow the spread of the virus. Contact Tracers will make sure residents are getting the medical attention and support they need during isolation and quarantine.  
The caller ID will show the call is coming from “MA COVID Team”. Information shared during the call is strictly confidential and is treated as private medical information. Learn More about the Community Tracing Collaborative