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The Mask Mandate for Winchester will be lifted on Monday, February 21, 2022. After reviewing local and state COVID data, the Board of Health voted unanimously on February 17, 2022, to rescind the current requirement for everyone to mask in indoor public places.
Winchester will follow the mask advisory of the MA Department of Public Health found here: COVID-19 Mask Requirements | Mass.gov
MUNICIPAL MASK MANDATE
The Winchester Board of Health voted to lift the Town-wide mask mandate effective Monday, February 21, 2022.
Out of an abundance of caution and given the timing of the upcoming February school vacation and potential for case upticks, masks will continue to be required for staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status inside Town Hall, DPW, Winchester Public Library, and in the lobby and common areas of the Public Safety Building until Monday, March 14th.
After that time, Winchester municipal buildings will follow the mask advisory of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements.
MA DPH advises in part:
Please note that the School Department and Recreation Department will be developing a separate policy for the schools and recreational programs based on state guidance.