The Board received nearly 700 online submissions from the public regarding their thoughts on masks. About 60% were in favor, and 40% against. At the public meeting, many came to support their views on both sides. While some neighboring cities have implemented mask mandates, enforcing them is tricky. At this time, with COVID-19 rates trending down in Waltham, and more than two-thirds of our resident base vaccinated, the Board will continue to monitor the statistics before making any mandate decisions. As a reminder, masks are required inside all City of Waltham Municipal buildings, including our public schools.
We encourage all our residents to continue to remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19, and to follow what best suits them and their families. If you or anyone you know in Waltham needs help scheduling a COVID vaccine, call the Health Department at 781-314-3314. See the latest COVID-19 stats in Waltham and more here