Wellfleet Mask Advisory ~ UPDATED September 7, 2021~





EFFECTIVE: September 7, 2021


Pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 111, Sections 31 and 122, 310 CMR 11.05, 105 CMR 300.200 and all other authorizing statues and regulations, we the members of the Wellfleet Board of Health hereby urge the following:

It is recommended that all persons who do not reside in the same household maintain a physical distance of six feet when possible and when in a location that is open to the public. 

In addition to physical distancing and in an effort to protect the public health, all persons regardless of vaccination status, including customers and staff working in areas accessible to customers, should wear a cloth face covering that covers their nose and mouth, such as a fabric or surgical mask. Wearing a mask is not a substitute for maintaining six feet of physical distancing.

It is recommended that Masks or cloth face coverings be worn:

Whenever indoors on the premises of a business, club, or place of assembly, including but not limited to retail establishments, restaurants, bars, performance venues, social clubs, event spaces, places of religious worship and municipal buildings.  Food service establishment customers may remove face coverings when seated; lodging workers and guests are urged to wear face coverings inside hallways and common areas.

Personal services (including hair salons and massage/ body work) customers and workers should wear face coverings.

Masking remains MANDATORY for all individuals on public and private transportation systems including ride shares, taxis, transportation shelters and the CCRTA flex bus.

Based on lower transition rates outdoors in a public place, including streets, sidewalks, while waiting in lines, and at beaches and ponds, if physical distancing cannot be maintained as a result of the number of people present it is strongly recommended that individuals wear a mask.

Full vaccination against COVID-19 remains important to reduce hospitalization and morbidity from the virus. We encourage all eligible persons who are not fully vaccinated to get immunized.  It is recommended that all non-vaccinated individuals wear a face mask in all public areas. 

Notwithstanding any provision in this Advisory, pursuant to guidance issued by CDC face coverings should not be placed on young children under two years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, or anyone who due to disability is unable to wear a mask.


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