Acting Mayor of Boston, Kim Janey, has issued an indoor mask mandate for the City of Boston.

Effective Friday, August 27th at 8:00am, face masks will be required in all indoor public settings in the City of Boston, as part of the five-point plan for the Delta variant. “There is nothing more important than the City of Boston’s safe recovery, reopening, and renewal from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Janey said in a tweet. She also stated that requiring masks is a “proactive public health measure to limit transmission of the Delta variant, boost the public confidence in our businesses and venues, and protect the residents of our city who are too young to get vaccinated.”

Boston’s five-point plan for the Delta variant also includes the vaccine mandate for all city employees by the end of August and a mask mandate for schools. “The arrival of fall brings an influx of more than 50,000 college students into Boston from all across the world,” Janey said in a press conference Friday. “Boston is home to 100,000 children, most of whom are not yet eligible to get the vaccine.”

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