Starting May 4, people in Watertown will be required to wear a face covering when out in public — indoors and out. Face masks may be hard to find in stores, but the CDC has a video showing how to make your own using items in your home.
Items needed are a piece of cloth (a bandana, small towel or piece of clothing) and two rubber bands. No sewing necessary.
The requirement to wear something to cover your face and mouth was put in place by the Board of Health on Thursday. Those not complying could face a fine of up to $300. The emergency order applies to people age 5 or older, with exceptions for people who have medical issues or disabilities preventing them from wearing a face covering.
See details about the Board of Health meeting below: