REMEMBER: The FDA recommends that cloth masks and face coverings should be washed regularly. Surgical or disposable masks are not intended to be used more than once. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing through the mask becomes difficult, throw it away properly and replace it with a new one.
Wall St. Journal: Face Masks Really Do Matter. The Scientific Evidence is Growing (August 13, 2020)
Boston Globe: Governor Baker issues order requiring masks in public for all Massachusetts residents. (May 1, 2020)
Local brick and mortar stores like pharmacies and hardware stores, and other retailers may have masks available for purchase, but please call in advance as stock frequently sells-out.
On-line sellers may have supplies of commercial and homemade face coverings and masks. Suggested sites are: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Etsy, Home Depot, sporting goods stores and others. More and more businesses are transitioning to manufacturing these products.
Local sellers? If you or someone you know are making masks to sell or donate, please contact the Health Department at 781-235-0135.