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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: A sign on the door of a coffee shop in Manhattan ask for proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask on the day that a mask mandate went into effect in New York on December 13, 2021 in New York City. As parts of New York are seeing a surge in Covid cases, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has enacted a new mask mandate with fines up to $1,000 per violation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Get ready to go mask-less in Worcester as a motion to drop the city’s mask mandate was  passed the board by a 3-2 vote Monday night. Businesses and colleges can request dropping the mandate even earlier as long as 90% of employees or students are vaccinated.

Worcester joins other cities/towns who are adjusting their mask mandates including Mansfield and Canton.

The CDC has reported that Covid cases are down 53.1% from their peak on Jan. 15.

For more information on Covid cases and up to date mask mandates by city, click HERE