The Wellesley Board of Health has issued an indoor mask advisory for all individuals ages 5 and up when in public settings, to help combat the COVID-19 Delta Variant. The full advisory is below and was approved by the Board on Thursday, September 9:
In light of the recent increase in the COVID Virus Delta variant, which has proven to be significantly more transmissible, we are strongly advising that individuals over the age of 5 wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when indoors in a public setting, regardless of their vaccination status. Please understand that information and data is changing rapidly, and we are doing our best to respond in a thoughtful and expedient manner. As additional information is released from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health our decisions may change. It’s important that we all remain flexible and vigilant during these times.
This advisory is an additional precaution that goes hand-in-hand with the Board of Health and Select Board emergency order currently in effect that requires the public to wear masks when inside
municipal buildings, regardless of vaccination status, and requires Town employees to wear masks when assisting customers. The Wellesley School Committee is also requiring that Wellesley Public Schools students, staff, and visitors wear masks indoors throughout the month of September.