• coronavirus March 1, 2022 1:20 pm

    Mass. Relaxes Mask Guidance — But Here Are 7 Places You'll Still Have to Wear One

    Massachusetts health officials relaxed the state’s mask guidance Tuesday to advise that only high-risk individuals and the unvaccinated should wear face masks indoors. Health officials are no longer advising vaccinated people without pre-existing conditions or weakened immune systems to wear masks indoors, which was the guidance they issued in December. The Department of Public Health is still urging people...

  • CDC February 24, 2022 9:13 pm

    CDC to Significantly Ease Pandemic Mask Guidelines

    The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission on Friday, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • coronavirus December 29, 2021 12:20 pm

    New Vaccine Sites, Mask Guidelines: How Mass. Is Fighting Omicron

    More than 1 million coronavirus cases have now been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to state Department of Public Health data released Tuesday, as the omicron variant drives the latest surge in numbers. With 9,228 cases announced Tuesday, the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 stands at 1,002,266, the agency announced. There were also…

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