BROOKLINE — Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett announces that face coverings will be required in all indoor, publicly accessible spaces in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, every individual will be required to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose at all times while indoors, including at businesses, restaurants, clubs, places of assembly, municipal buildings and any other location open to the general public. Individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from safely wearing face coverings should wear plastic face shields.
Restaurant customers are required to keep their face coverings on while indoors, unless actively eating or drinking.
The order applies to all residents and visitors ages 2 and older.
Employees at businesses in Brookline must wear a face covering and gloves while conducting service. Additionally, all entry doors must have a mask advisory posted, and establishments must enhance their employee illness surveillance protocols.