Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). The DPH particularly urges this recommendation if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.
For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Mask Requirements page provided by the Massachusetts government website.
Town of Reading Board of Health requires wearing masks in public indoor settings and encouraging vaccination.
View more information about The Science of Masking to Control COVID-19 (PDF)