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Posted on: September 3, 2021

(9/7/21) Face Covering Required Across Gloucester Facilities



AS OF TUES SEPT. 7, 2021


Due to the severity and spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and recommendations for indoor masking from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in order to help protect the health and safety of City of Gloucester staff and the public, pursuant to MGL c. 111 s. 31 and 104, the Gloucester Board of Health and the Mayor of the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, hereby require the following:

All staff and members of the public entering or working in any City owned and operated facility must wear a face covering. Face coverings should be a minimum of two layers and must be worn over the individual’s nose and mouth. 

All employees must wear a face covering indoors when interacting with the public and when they are within six-feet of a co-worker in common areas, enclosed work spaces, or vehicles. 

The only exceptions to this requirement are those younger than age 2 years of age, or those who have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a face covering. 

See the following link for information on face coverings:

The Gloucester Board of Health continue to ask all residents and visitors to follow these two recommendations:

First, everyone, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, should increase their vigilance - meet outside if you can, wear a mask when indoors in public places and keep 6-feet of distance when around those of unknown vaccination status.

Second, and most important, if you haven’t already, please get vaccinated.

Vaccination against COVID is the most effective way to prevent suffering the worst effects of the virus and in preventing hospitalization and death.

This order shall be effective beginning September 7, 2021 at 12:01AM and remain in effect until further notice, as signed and authorized by Mayor Romeo Theken and Interim Health Director Max Schenk.

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