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/Town||City/Town Wide Mask Guidelines||Date Updated||Source/Additional Information||K-12 School Mask Guidelines||Date Updated||Source/Additional Information|
|Belmont||No mask requirements||March 8, 2022||Belmont Guidelines||"Effective Tuesday, March 8, 2022, masking in school will be optional, but there are times when masks are to be worn".||March 8, 2022||Belmont Public School Guidelines|
|Boston||No mask requirements||March 1, 2022||Boston Guidelines||"All Boston Public School staff and students must wear a mask when on school property and while riding the yellow buses"||July 23, 2021||Boston Public School Guidelines|
|Watertown||No mask requirements||February 24, 2022||Watertown 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.