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Mayor Sarno Issues Update on City’s Mask Mandate

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “As far as the city’s mandate is concerned, Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I are heartened to see that our continued push to get our Springfield residents vaccinated, booster shots and testing, coupled with stop gap mitigation efforts of masking has led to a strong decrease in our city numbers. Helen and I are very appreciative of the continued yeoman efforts put forth by Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Hospital and all our health care providers. Also, a big thank you goes out to all our residents and business community for their continued patience, understanding and cooperation as we move to defeat this COVID-19 pandemic challenge. If these positive trends continue, the likelihood is that our city’s mask mandate will be lifted by February 28th. Please, it is important and respectful not to ostracize anyone who feels more comfortable in continuing to wear a mask. There now is light at the end of this tunnel. We need to continue the progress in balancing public health, while moving our economy and schools forward.”

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