Wearing a face covering in public is an effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep yourself and those around you safe. In Massachusetts, per order of the Governor, the use of masks or face coverings is required in public places where proper social distancing is not possible such as groceries stores, pharmacies and on public transportation. This order went into effect on May 6, 2020. The order does not apply to individuals with medical conditions Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.
Click here for additional information and guidance from the Governor’s office on this order.
Non-medical face coverings, including scarfs, bandannas and homemade cloth mask are effective and comply with this order. Click here for guidance from the CDC on how to make your own DIY mask.
Watch this video for information on how to safely cover your face.
The City of Lowell is distributing signs to businesses throughout the City to remind customers face covering requirements. Click the image below to download and print a sign for your business.