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Massachusetts Update

November 9, 2020

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

On November 2, 2020, Governor Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 54, and Order No. 55, both effective November 6, 2020. The Orders set forth stay-at-home and face covering mandates in Massachusetts.

Under the new face covering mandate, employees in Massachusetts must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times in any public place. A face covering is required in these circumstances regardless of whether an employee can maintain social distancing.

Employees who do not work in public places must continue to wear a face covering when social distancing of six (6) feet is not possible, except where unsafe due to medical condition or disability.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.
It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice.