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CITY OF SPRINGFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION ON FACE COVERINGS - January 3, 2022

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced this week that masks will be required in City Hall and all municipal buildings, effective December 28, 2021. Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Caulton-Harris also announced that by order of the Department of Health and Human Services and Board of Health, the City of Springfield will reinstate a mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status, beginning January 3, 2022.  The mask mandate will remain in place for 60 days.

After the 60-day period, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Board of Health will review the situation and make the recommendation on lifting or keeping the mask mandate based on the COVID-19 trends over that time period.  If, prior to the 60-day timeframe COVID-19 cases decrease substantially a review and decision to lift the mask mandate could happen.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BOARD OF HEALTH ORDER

The City of Springfield continues to see an alarming increase in positive COVID-19 cases, especially in the younger population.  For the week of December 19, 2021, the City reported 1,132 cases, with 57% or 643 of the case being under the age of 30.  Below is the weekly breakdown of cases over the past five weeks.

Week of December 19, 2021:

1,132

Week of December 12, 2021:

997

Week of December 5, 2021:

783

Week of November 28, 2021:

818

Week of November 21, 2021:

377

The City of Springfield will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation and is committed to keeping our residents and business community informed about the latest developments. For more information and to stay updated, please visit the City of Springfield’s website at www.springfield-ma.gov

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