Framingham Mayor Sisitsky Considering ‘Mask Mandate’

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FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky will meet with the Framingham Board of Health on Tuesday to gather members’ input regarding a potential city-wide indoor mask mandate.

“In light of today’s data, I want to get the perspective from the board, among others,” said Mayor Sisitsky. “I am looking at similar actions in other cities and towns, and am considering doing the same for Framingham.”

Former Mayor Yvonne Spicer issued a mask mandate in 2021 but only for municipal buildings, like the Memorial Building, the libraries, etc.

Gov. Charlie Baker issued a mask advisory in December,

Senate President Karen Spilka, who represents Framingham, has called for the Governor to issue a mask manadate across the Commonwealth.

Mayor Sisitsky told SOURCE he would be in favor of a state-wide mask mandate, but is exploring the option within the City of Framingham.

Since Wednesday, December 29, 1,387 residents have tested positive, representing the largest 7-day increase of any recent surge.

The City said it is dealing with an “alarming” number of COVID cases to start 2022.

Framingham currently has 1,724 active cases, with 656 recovered and 259 deaths due to COVID.


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