COVID-19 Mask Guidelines in the District

This post contains information regarding the COVID-19 mask guidelines in Belmont, Boston, and Watertown. This post will be updated regularly to ensure the most current information is provided.

Important Note on School Masking: On February 9, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley announced the statewide mask requirement for K-12 schools would be lifted on February 28. At that time, DESE and the Department of Public Health recommend students and faculty wear masks in certain scenarios. You can read the full press release here.

City/TownCity/Town Wide Mask GuidelinesDate UpdatedSource/Additional InformationK-12 School Mask GuidelinesDate UpdatedSource/Additional Information
BelmontNo mask requirementsMarch 8, 2022Belmont Guidelines"Effective Tuesday, March 8, 2022, masking in school will be optional, but there are times when masks are to be worn".March 8, 2022Belmont Public School Guidelines
BostonNo mask requirementsMarch 1, 2022Boston Guidelines"All Boston Public School staff and students must wear a mask when on school property and while riding the yellow buses"July 23, 2021Boston Public School Guidelines
WatertownNo mask requirements
February 24, 2022Watertown Update"As of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, masks are optional in the district."March 7, 2022 Watertown Public School Guidelines

To view the vaccination and masking guidelines at Boston area colleges and universities, you can visit this post.