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January 4, 2022 1:00 PM

Executive Order on Masks and Public Meetings

Mayor Christenson in coordination with Health Director Chris Webb are issuing an executive order requiring mask wearing effective Friday, January 7th as well as public meetings to switch to remote participation as of Monday, January 10th. These orders wil

Given the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the City of Malden, implementing the actions herein will assist and promote the general welfare of city employees and residents.

REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS:
All community/public meetings including City Council and Boards and Commissions meetings will be conducted remotely through ZOOM starting Monday, January 10th, 2022 and until further notice. This is in line with Governor Baker’s legislation that provides for remote meetings of public bodies up until April 20, 2022.

REGARDING MASKS
Any person over the age of two (2) or older shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or face-covering (i.e. disposable mask, cloth mask, face shield, scarf) when in or at any indoor public location, except where a person is unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. This requirement applies to all workers and customers of a business or other organization open to the public, including but not limited to all retail establishments, fitness centers, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, event venues, private/social clubs and municipal buildings. This section does not apply to informal gatherings at private residences.

All businesses and any other establishment open to the public must post a notice at entry requiring those entering to wear a face-covering or mask. Restaurant and indoor bar customers may remove face coverings when they are actively eating or drinking.

All reasonable efforts will be made to secure voluntary compliance with this Order, however violations of this order may result in a fine of up to $200 per violation in a manner provided for non-criminal disposition of violations of city ordinance or regulation pursuant to M.G.L., Chapter 40, Section 21 D.

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