Mansfield lifting mask mandate for public indoor areas

Full and original article posted on The Sun Chronicle

MANSFIELD — If you are heading indoors in any public location in town, you don’t have to mask up anymore starting Monday, but you are advised to do so anyway.

The local board of health Thursday voted to rescind the mandate it implemented Jan. 12 requiring everyone over age 2 to wear a mask in public spots, including all stores and restaurants.

Skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in town and in Massachusetts in general, had led to the mandate, with board members concerned about the highly contagious omicron strand circulating. Case numbers since have plummeted.

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