Starting Wednesday, April 29, face masks will be mandatory in the cities of Cambridge and Somerville; anyone in a public space without a face covering could receive a $300 fine.
The order, an attempt to the slow the spread of COVID-19, applies to anyone over the age of two and includes individuals in restaurant/store pick-up zones, parking lots, common spaces in multi-unit buildings, and those walking on sidewalks and in parks. It also applies to cyclists and runners.
In the City of Boston, it is strongly encouraged that individuals wear a face mask when leaving their homes, but as of April 28, 2020 it is not mandatory.
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