BOSTON — Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order on Friday requiring members of the public to wear a face covering while in public when people cannot physical distance from others.
The order goes into place on Wednesday, May 6 and does not apply to children under the age of 2.
The requirement applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are open to the public.
Gov. Baker said face coverings are an easy, critically important and essential step to stop or slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“The public is required to wear a face covering at all times in grocery stores, retail stores or on public transportation,” Baker said.