Springfield’s mandate for indoor mask nears end as COVID-19 cases fall | News
Springfield’s mandate for indoor mask nears end as COVID-19 cases fall |  News

Springfield’s mandate for indoor mask nears end as COVID-19 cases fall | News

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB / WSHM) – The city of Springfield is getting ready to lift its indoor mask mandate on Monday.

The mask requirement in public places ends Monday in Springfield. This does not include public schools at present.

Springfield Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris told us she is confident of lifting the city-wide indoor mesh mandate, citing how the fall dropped from week to week with cases down to 279 cases last week. However, she still wants people to be vaccinated.

“The city of Springfield is moving in the right direction. Our COVID-19 case is declining and we will end our mask mandate on February 28,” Caulton-Harris explained.

[Reporter: so you’re confident now lifting the mask mandate considering the numbers?]

“The mask mandate was scheduled to expire on February 28, and I’m sure we’re in the right direction,” Caulton-Harris added.

It is worth noting that the cases for last week still show that the age group 30 and below make up more than 50 percent of the cases.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more tonight at. 17 on ABC40.

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