Orders and Advisories

Town of Wellesley

As of March 7, 2022 the Town of Wellesley’s indoor mask mandate for municipal buildings, issued by the Board of Health and Select Board on September 1, 2021, is lifted. 

Going forward, wearing a mask indoors is optional in Wellesley and strongly advised for individuals with weakened immune systems, those who are at risk for severe disease, or those who are not vaccinated. In lifting this local mandate, Town and Health officials want everyone in our community to determine and follow the virus protection efforts that make the most sense for them individually. Some people may continue to need or want to wear a mask. Please be respectful of these choices. 

As we take additional steps to restore greater levels of day-to-day normalcy, please remember to stay at home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Council on Aging Vaccine and Mask Provision: Due to the vulnerable population served by the Wellesley Council on Aging, the COA Board has voted a provision requiring that individuals participating in in-person COA programs and activities at the Tolles Parsons Center be vaccinated and continue to wear masks at this time.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

On February 15, 2022 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released updated guidance regarding the use of face coverings and masks by individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a face covering or mask when indoors. And individuals who have tested positive or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 must follow isolation and quarantine guidance which includes wearing a mask in public for five more days after leaving isolation or quarantine on Day 5. 

Visit the MDPH website for complete mask rules and a list of venues where face coverings remain mandatory.  

COVID-19 restrictions in the Commonwealth were lifted on May 29, 2021. The Massachusetts State of Emergency issued on March 10, 2020 at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic ended on June 15, 2021.