Framingham Mayor To Issue Mask Mandate

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FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky will issue a mask mandate beginning next week through possibly the end of February, SOURCE has learned.

The Sisitsky administration is expected to make a public announcement with details later his afternoon, January 14.

The mask mandate is expected to require all individuals to wear a mask in public indoor locations.

Presently, there has been a mask mandate in all municipal and school owned buildings in the City.

On Wednesday, the City of Framingham said it had more than 3,300 active COVID cases.

On Wednesday, the City of Framingham announced more than 1,900 new COVID cases. Last Wednesday, the City announced more than 1,300 new COVID Cases.

On Tuesday night, the Mayor met with the Board of Health. Both members told the mayor they were in favor of a temporary mask mandate, but no vote was taken.

The Mayor listened to residents and businesses owners about a potential mask mandate, and said the City’s attorney said the Mayor could issue a mask mandate order, with a vote of the Board of Health.

Also on Tuesday night, the Natick Board of Health voted to issue a mask mandate in that community starting Monday through the end of February.

Neighboring Sudbury has already had a mask mandate in place since before the holidays.

SOURCE has learned that there will be an emergency meeting of the Framingham Board of Health tonight to vote on the mask mandate order issued by Mayor Sisitsky.

The new Mayor has been vocal that he would have preferred the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had issued a state-wide mask mandate as opposed to individual cities & towns issuing them.

Sisitsky was sworn in as the new Mayor of Framingham on January 1.

This is a breaking news report and SOURCE will update shortly

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