The Watertown Board of Health has removed the requirement for face masks to be worn while indoors in Watertown.
The requirement had been put into place on Aug. 25, and as of Oct. 21 has been lifted. The board voted to rescind the requirement on Oct. 20.
“Based on current transmission data we have in the community, we believe that the mask mandate can be removed,” said Larry Ramdin, Director of Public Health.
#BREAKING The Watertown Board of Health has voted unanimously to lift #Watertown’s indoor mask mandate.
“Based on current transmission data we have in the community, we believe that the mask mandate can be removed.” – Larry Ramdin, Director of Public Health pic.twitter.com/PO95AYBKtV — Watertown Weekly News (@WWN_Watertown) October 21, 2021
Watertown is now at moderate risk in Middlesex County, the Health Department announcement said, however, if positive cases begin to rise the mask requirement will be reevaluated by the Board of Health.