Orders and Advisories

Town of Wellesley

The Wellesley Board of Health and the Wellesley Select Board issued an Emergency Order to Help Prevent the Spread of Infectious Respiratory Droplets effective September 1, 2021. This emergency order requires that: 

  • Masks shall be worn by all members of the public ages 5 and up when inside municipal buildings and offices;
  • Municipal employees shall wear a mask when engaging with the public indoors;
  • All unvaccinated employees shall wear a mask while inside all municipal buildings and offices.

The order does provide exceptions for individuals with medical conditions or disabilities, hearing or speech impediments, and when eating and drinking in designated areas during lunch or snack periods. 

The Board of Health will regularly review this order. It will remain in effect until rescinded by the Board of Health and Select Board. 

A mask advisory remains in effect in Wellesley, strongly encouraging all individuals over the age of 5 to wear masks indoors when in a public setting. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Effective on May 29, 2021 all COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. A face covering advisory remains in effect. The Massachusetts State of Emergency issued on March 10, 2020 ended on June 15, 2021.