Orders and Advisories

On May 18, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health updated its Stay at Home advisory to a Safer at Home advisory that encourages everyone to stay at home unless they are visiting a newly opened business or activity. 

Mask and Face Coverings Order

UPDATED on May 5, 2020. 

On May 1, 2020, Governor Baker issued an order requiring face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This Executive Order is effective on May 6, 2020. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. 

On May 4, 2020, the Wellesley Board of Health and the Board of Selectmen issued a Local Order regarding the wearing of face coverings in public in Wellesley that supplements the Governor’s May 1, 2020 order. The Wellesley order is also effective on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.